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Hon. M.R.I.A., &c. &c. &c. 





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(no. XIX.) 





FOR THE YEAR 1841-2. 

^ President, 


THOMAS AMYOT, ESQ. F.R.S. Treas. S.A. Director, 


JOHN BRUCE, ESQ. F.SA. Treasurer, 
/ C. PURTON COOPER, ESQ. Q.C., D.C.L., F.R.S., F.S.A. 







^ WILLIAM J. THOMS, ESQ. F.S.A. Secretary. 




The present volume contains two curious documents 
concerning Dr. Dee, the eminent philosopher of Mortlake, 
now for the first time published from the original manu- 
scripts. I. His Private Diary, written in a very small 
illegible hand on the margins of old Almanacs, discovered 
a few years ago by Mr. W. H. Black, in the library of the 
Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. II. A Catalogue of his 
Library of Manuscripts, made by himself before his house 
was plundered by the populace, and now preserved in the 
library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 

The publication of this Diary will tend perhaps to set 
Dee's character in its true hght, more than any thing 
that has yet been printed. We have, indeed, his " Com- 
pendious Rehearsall," which is in some respects more 
comprehensive, but this was written for an especial pur- 
pose, for the perusal of royal commissioners, and he has 
of course carefully avoided every allusion which could be 
construed in an unfavourable light. In the other, how- 
ever, he tells us his dreams, talks of mysterious noises in 


his chamber, evil spirits, and alludes to various secrets of 
occult philosophy in the spirit of a true believer. Mr. 
D'Israeli has given a correct and able view of his cha- 
racter in his '^ Amenities of Literature/' which is re- 
markably confirmed in almost every point by the narrative 
now published. " The imagination of Dee/' observes 
that elegant writer, ^' often predominated over his science ; 
while both were mingling in his intellectual habits, each 
seemed to him to confirm the other. Prone to the 
mystical lore of what was termed the occult sciences, 
which in reality are no sciences at all, since whatever 
remains occult ceases to be science. Dee lost his better 
genius." I shall refer the reader to this popular work 
instead of attempting an original paper on the subject, 
which would necessarily be greatly inferior to that drawn 
by the masterly hand of the author of the " Curiosities of 

The Catalogue of Dee's Library of Manuscripts, although 
long since dispersed, is valuable for the notices which it 
preserves of several middle-age treatises not now extant. 
He is said to have expended on this collection the sum 
of three thousand pounds, a very large sum in those days 
for a person of limited income. 

J. O. H. 

35, Alfred Place, 
March 15th 1842. 


1554. Aug. 25th, Barthilmew Hikman born at Shugborowh 
in Warwikshyre toward evening. My conjecture^ uppon his own 
reporte of circumstances. Oct. 25th, D. Daniel Vander Meulen 
Antwerpiee, mane hora quarta.* 

1555. April 22nd, Jane Fromonds borne at Cheyham at none. 
Aug. 1st, Ed. Kelly natus hora quarta a meridief ut annotatum 
reliquit pater ejus. Oct. 1 2th, the Lord Willughby born hora 
septima mane, ante meridiem, Lat. 51° 30', at Wesell in Gel- 

1557. July 30th, Mr. Arundell of Cornwayle natus circa [horam] 
quartam a meridie. 

1558. Dec. 14th, Mary Nevelle, ahas Mary Lewknor, borne 
inter 11 et meridiem mane, by Chichester. 

1560. July 8th, Margaret Russell, Cowntess of Cumberland, 
hora 2 min. 9 Exoniae mane. 

156*1. Aug. 14th, Mr. Heydon, of Baconsthorp in Norfolk, 
hora noctis 11^ natus in comitatu Surrey. 

1563. March 23rd, Mr. William Fennar a meridie inter horam 
undecimam et duodecimam nocte. June 23nd, Jane Cooper, now 

* It is almost unnecessary to observe that this and the following are notes of 
nativities. They are not for the most part contemporary notices, but apparently 
inserted at various times by Dee when professionally consulted as an astrologer. 

f " Anno 1555, Aug. 1, hora quarta a meridie Wigoi*niae natus Dominus Edouardus 
Kelseus," MS. Ashm. 1788, fol. 140, where there is a horoscope of this nativity in 
the handwriting of Dr. Dee. Ashmole, in his MS. 1790, fol. 58, says " Mr. Lilly 
told me that John Evans informed him that he was acquainted with Kelly's sister in 
Worcester, that she shewed him some of the gold her brother had transmuted, and that 
Kelly was first an apothecary in Worcester." 




Mystris Kelly, toward evening. Sept. 28th, Mr. John Ask 
ante meridiem, by York six myle on this syde ; Elizabeth 
Mownson, circa horam 9 mane, soror magistri Thomae Mownson 
et uxor magistri Brown. 

1564. Mrs. Brigit Cooke borne about seven of the clok on 
Saynt David's Day, which is the first day of March, being Wens- 
day ; but I cannot yet lerne whether it was before none or after. 
But she thinketh herself to be but 27 yeres old, anno 1593, 
Martii primo, but it cannot be so. June 20th, Mr. Hudson, hora 
septima ante meridiem. Aug. 21st, Wenefride Goose, inter 9 et 
10 a meridie by Kingstone. 

1565. Sept. 12th, John Pontoys, inter 9 et 10 ante meridiem 
prope Stony-Stratford; puto potius hora 8 min. 43. Oct. I7th, 
Thomas Kelley* hora quarta a meridie at Wurceter. Dec. 21st_, 
Mr. Thomas Mownson at 1 1 of the clok in the morning. 

1568. July 14th, William Emery born at Danbery in Essex 
paulo post undecimam horam noctis. Sept. 24th, Margaret Ander- 
son mane inter 7 et 8. 

1571. Samuel Swallow borne at Thaxstede in Essex Feb. 15 
ante meridiem, inter horam undecimam et duodecimam, forte hora 
media post undecimam. 

1575. July 31st, Simeon Stuard natus ante diluculum per horara 
IH at Shinfelde; his grandfather by the mother was Dr. Huyck 
the Queue's physicien. 

1577. Jan. 16th, the Erie of Lecester, Mr. Phillip Sydney, Mr. 
Dyer, &c., came to my howse.f Jan. 22nd, The Erie of Bedford 

* The brother of the celebrated astrologer before mentioned. 

t '* Dr. Dee dwelt in a house neere the water side, a little westward from the church 
[at Mortlake] . The buildings which Sir Fr. Crane erected for working of tapestry 
hangings, and are still (1673} employed to that use, were built upon the ground whereon 
Dr. Dee's laboratory and other roomes for that use stood. Upon the west is a square 
court, and the next is the house wherein Dr. Dee dwelt, now inhabited by one Mr. 
Selbury, and further west his garden." — MS. Ashm. 1788, fol. 149. The same 
account says that " Dr. Dee was wel beloved and respected of all persons of quality 
thereabouts, who very often invited him to tleir houses or came to his." 

1577-] DR. 

cam to my howse. Feb. 19th, great wynde S.W , close, clowdy. 
March 11th, my fall uppon my right nuckul bone, hora 9 fere 
mane; wyth oyle of Hypericon in 24 howres eased above all hope: 
God be thanked for such his goodness of his creatures ! March 
24th, Alexander Simon the Ninivite came to me, and promised 
me his servise into Persia. May 1st, I received from M. Wilham 
Harbert of St. Gillian his notes uppon my Monas.* May 2nd, I 
understode of one Vincent Murfyn his abhominable misusing me 
behinde my back ; Mr. Thomas Besbich told me his father is one 
of the cokes of the Court. May 20th, I hyred the barber of 
Cheswik, Walter Hooper, to kepe my hedges and knots in as good 
order as he sed them than, and that to be done with twise cutting 
in the yere at the least and he to have yerely five shillings, [and] 
meat and drink. June 10th, circa 10, a shower of hayle and rayne. 
June 18th, borrowed £40 of John Hilton of Fulham. June 19th, 
I understode of more of Vincent Murfyn his knavery; borrowed 
£20 of Bartylmew Newsam. June 20th, borow £27 uppon the 
chayn of golde. June 26th, Elen Lyne gave me a quarter's warn- 
ing. June 27th_, showrs of rayne and hayle. Aug. 19th, tlie 
Hexameron Brytanicumf put to printing, 

Nov. 3rd, William Rogers of Mortlak, abowt 7 of the clok in 
the morning, cut his own throte, by the fende his instigation. 
Nov. 6th, Sir Umfrey Gilbert cam to me to Mortlak. Nov. 18th, 
borowed of Mr. Edward Hynde of Mortlak £30 to be repayed 
at Hallowtyde next yere. Nov. 20th, two tydes in the forenone, 

* This of course is his celebrated Monas Hieroglyphica, frequently printed, and the 
nature of which I attempted to explain in a paper read before the Society of Antiqua- 
ries. Mr. Herbert, according to MS. Ashm. 1788, " dwelt then in Mortlack and was 
an intimate friend of Dr. Dee's." 

+ This was his work printed in 1577 under the title of General and Rare Memorials 
pertayning to the perfect Art of Navigation, in folio, now a book of the greatest rarity. 
The original manuscript of it is in MS. Ashm. 1789, and Dee's own copy of the pub- 
lished work with MS. notes and additions is preserved in the British Museum. In his 
Letter Apologetical, 4to. Lond. 1G03, he cites this work under the title ofTheBrytish 
Monarchic, as having been written in the year 1 576. 

4 DR. dee's diary. [1578. 

the first 2 or 3 howres to sone. Nov. 22nd, I rod to Windsor to 
the Q. Majestie. Nov. 25th, I spake with the Gluene hora quinta. 
Nov. 2Sth, I spake with the Quene hora quinta ; I spake with 
Mr. Secretary Walsingham.* I declared to the Quene her title 
to Greenland, Estetiland and Friseland. 

Dec. 1st, I spake with Sir Christofer Hatton ; he was made 
knight that day. Dec. 1st, I went from the cowrte at Wyndsore. 
Dec. 30th, inexphssima ilia calumnia de R. Edwardo, iniquissime 
aliqua ex parte in me denunciabatur : ante aliquos elapsos dies, 
sed sua sapientia me innocentem. 

1578. Feb. 5th, sponsalia cum Jana Fromonds horam circiter 
primam. April 28th, I caused Sir Rowland Haywood to examyn 
Francys Baily of his sklandering me, which he denyed utterly. June 
13th, rayn and in the afternone a little thunder. June 30th, I told 
Mr. Daniel Rogers,t Mr. Hackluyt of the Middle Temple being 
by, that Kyng Arthur and King Maty, both of them, did conquier 
Gelindia, lately called Friseland, which he so noted presently in 
his written copy of Monumethensis,:j: for he had no printed boke 
therof. July 14th, my sister Elizabeth Fromonds cam to me. 
July 27th, hora 9, min. 15 a meridie Francis Cowntess of Hert- 

Aug. 5 th, Mr. Rayn olds of Bridewell tok his leave of me as he 
passed toward Darthmowth to go with Sir Umfry Gilbert toward 
Hocheleya. Aug. 15, I went toward Norwich with my work of 
Imperium Brytanicum.§ Aug. 23rd, I cam to London from Nor- 
wich. Aug. 31st, I went to my father-in-law Mr. Fromonds to 

* Ashmole informs us that Walsingham continued for a length of time one of Dr. 
Dee's best patrons. 

t Rogers was a member of the University of Oxford, and a large commonplace-book 
in his handwriting is in Archbishop Tenison's library in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. 

X That is, Galfridus Monumetensis de gestis regum Britannise. Hackluyt men- 
tions this fact in his collection of voyages. 

§ This is the book just mentioned under the title of General and Rare Memorials, fol. 
Loud. 1577. 



1578.] »«• dee's diary. 3 

Sept. Ist^ I cam from Cheyham. Sept. 6th, Elen Lyne, my 
mayden, departed from this Ufe immediately after the myd-day 
past, when she had lyne sik a month lacking one day. Sept. 12th, 
Jane Gaele cam to my servyce, and she must have four nobles by 
the yere, 26^. Sd. Sept. 25th, Her Majestic cam to Richemond 
from Grenwich. Sept. 26, the first rayn that came for many a day ; 
all pasture abowt us was withered : rayn afternone like Aprill 
showres. Oct. 8th, the Queue's Majestic had conference with me 
at Richemond inter 9 et 11. Oct. 16th, Dr. Bayly conferred of 
the Queue her disease. Oct. 22nd, Jane Fromonds went to the 
court at Richemond. Oct. 25th, a fit from 9 afternone to 1 after 
mydnight. Oct. 28, the Erie of Lecester and Sir Francys Wal- 
singham, secretary, determined my going over for the Queue's 
Majestic. Nov. 4th, I was directed to my voyage by the Erie of 
Lecester and Mr. Secretary Walsingham hora nona. Nov. 7th, 
I cam to Gravesende. Nov. 9th, I went from Lee to sea. Nov. 
14th, I cam to Hamburgh hora tertia. Dec. 11th, to Franckfurt- 
uppon-Oder. Dec. 15th, newes of Turnifer's comming hora 
octava mane, by a speciall mesenger. 

1579. A moyst Marche and not wyndy. June 10th, I shewed 
to Mr. John Lewis and his sonne, the physition, the manner of 
drawing aromaticall oyles. At that tyme my cat got a fledge yong 
sparrow which had onely a right wyng naturally. June 15th, my 
mother surrendred Mortlak bowses and land, and had state geven 
in plena curia ad terminum vitae, and to me was also the reversion 
delivered per virgam, and to my wife Jane by me, and after to my 
heirs and assignes for ever, to understand, Mr. Bullok and Mr. 
Taylor, surveyor, at Wimbledon, under the tree by the church. 
June 22nd, Mr. Richard Hickman and Barthilmew his nephew 
cam to me with Mr. Flowr, commended by Mr. Vicechamberlayn 
' Sir Christopher Hatton. 

July 6th, Mr. Hitchcok, who had travayled in the plat for 
fishing, made acquayntance with me, and off"red me great curtesy. 

6 DR. DEE^S DIARY. [1579. 

July ISth^ Artliurus Dee natus * puer mane hor. 4 min. 80 fere^ 
vel potius min. 25, in ipso ortu solis^ut existimo. After 10 of the 
clock this night my wive's father Mr. Fromonds was speechles, 
and died on Tuesday (July 14th) at 4 of the clock in the morning. 
July 16th, Arthur was christened at 3 of the clok afternone ; 
Mr. Dyer and Mr. Doctor Lewys, judg of the Admiralty, were his 
godfathers ; and Mistres Blanche Pary of the Privie Chamber his 
godmother. But Mr. John Harbert of Estshene was deputy for 
Dr. Lewys, and Mystres Awbrey was deputy for my cosen Mistres 
Blanche Pary. 

Aug. 8th, John Elmeston,t student of Oxford, cam to me for 
dialling. Aug. 9th, Jane Dee churched. Aug. 16th, Monsieur 
cam secretly to the court from Calays. Aug. 20th, wyndy, clowdy, 
rayny. Aug. 26, Monsieur went back agayn to France. Sept. 
10th, my dream of being naked, and my skyn all overwrowght 
with work like some kinde of tuft mockado, with crosses blew 
and red ; and on my left arme, abowt the arme, in a wreath, this 
word I red — sine me nihil potestis facere : and another the same 
night of Mr. Secretary Walsingham, Mr. Candish, and myself. 

Oct. 3rd, Sir Leonel Ducket his unkend letter for mony. Oct. 
4th, goodman Hilton requested me for his ij. sonnes to resort to 
my howse. Oct. 5 th, raging wynde at West and Southerly, in the 
night chefely. Oct. 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, great rayne for three or 
four dayes and nights. Oct. 13th, this day it broke up ; the fote 
bote for the ferry at Kew was drowned and six persons, by the 
negligens of the ferryman overwhelming the boat uppon the roap 
set there to help, by reason of the vehement and high waters. 
Oct. 18th, Mr. Adrian Gilbert and John Davys reconcyled them- 
selves to me, and disclosed some of Emery his most unhonest, 

* His horoscope is in MS. Ashm. 1788. " Mr. Arthur Dee's birth was accompanied 
by the unhappy accident of the death of Mr. Fromonds, his mother's father, who died 
that morning."— MS. Ashm. 1790, fol. 63. 

f This person is not noticed by the Oxford biographers. 

15'J9.] DR. dee's diary. 7 

hypocritically and devilish dealings and devises agaynst me and 
"other^ and likewise of that errant strompet her abominable wordes 
and dedes ; and John Davis sayd that he might curse the tyme 
that ever he knew Emery^ and so much followed his wicked cown- 
sayle and advyse. So just is God ! Oct. 31st, payed xx^. fyne 
for me and Jane my wife to the Lord of Wimbleton (the Queue), 
by goodman Burton of Putney, for the surrender taken of my 
mother of all she hath in Mortlak to Jane and me, and than to 
my heyres and assynes, &c. 

Nov. 25 th, the Lord Chnton cam to me and ofFred Skirbeck by 
Boston for Long Lednam. Nov. 29th, I receyved a letter from 
Mr. Thomas Jones. Dec. 9th, Ois viyr fxi vvi(p bpefxtS da- ove Ka^ 

TO ep ayb rov)(^eb ep, (Taityy, " Micrrpes Aee, i/ov ap KOpKciveb od) YtX5, 
vos va/j-e fxvorr /3e Za^aptas ; jSe o(f> yvb X^P^* ^ ^^^ ^^ weX as dis 
bod f" * Dec. 22nd, I payd Jane 135. and 4d. for her wagys tyll 
Michelmas last, for the half yere, so that I owe her yet 6s. 8d, 
Dec. 28th, I reveled to Roger Coke f the gret secret of the elixir 

of the salt o0 aKcreXs ope vmrop a vpbpeb* 

1580. Jan. 13th, I gave my wife mony for the month. Jan. 16th, 
Arthur fell sick, stuffed with cold fleym, could not slepe, had no 
stomach to eat or drink as he had done before. Feb. 26th, this 
night the fyre all in flame cam into my maydens chamber agayne, 
betwene an eleven and twelve of the cloke; contynued half an 
howr terribly, so it did a yere before to the same mavdens, Mary 
Cunstable and Jane Gele. May I7th, at the Moscovy howse for 
the Cathay voyage. June 3rd, Mr. A. Gilbert and J. Davys rod 
homward into Devonshire. June 7 th, Mr. Skydmor and his wife 

* Dee has occasionally made use of Greek letters for the preservatioa of his notes, 
still retaining the English language. The present passage may as well be given : — 
** This night my wife dreamed that one cam to her and touched her, saying, ' Mistres 
Dee, you are conceived of child, whose name must be Zacharias ; be of good chere, he 
sal do well as this doth ! ' " — -- 

"t In a more appropriate place I shall give from an Ashmolean manuscript a tradi- 
tionary anecdote relating to this Roger Coke, or Cooke, and the great secret which 
Dee revealed to him. 

8 i>R. dee's diary. [1580. 

lay at my howse and Mr. Skydmor's dowghter^ and the Quene^s 
dwarf Mrs. Tomasin. June 8th, my wife went with Mistres 
Skydmor to the court. June 12th, Mr. Zackinson and Mr. 
Cater lay at my howse, having supped at my Lady Crofts. 
June 14th, Mr. Fosku of the Wardrip lay at my howse, and went 
the next day to London with Mr. Coweller. July 15th, the Lady 
Croft went from Mortlak to the court at Otlands. June 30th, 
payd Jane 20^. for thre quarters' wages, so that all that is due is 
payd, and all other recknengs likewise is payd her 6s. Sd. ; and 
Mary Constable was payd all old reknings 155., and my wife had 
eleven pounds to dischardge all for thirteen wekes next, that is, 
till the 5th of November : I delivered Mr. Williams, the person 
of Tendring, a lettre of atturney agaynst one White of Colches- 
ter, for a sklaundre. 

Aug. 27th, Arthur was weaned this night first. Aug. 28th, my 
dealing \^ath Sir Humfrey Gilbert for his graunt of discovery. 
Aug. 30th, Nurse Darant was discharged and had iOs. given her, 
which was the whole quarter's wages due at a fortnight after 

Sept. 6th, the Quene's Majestic cam to Richemond. Sept. 10th, 
Sir Humfry Gilbert graunted me my request to him, made by 
letter, for the royaltyes of discovery all to the North above the 
parallell of the 50 degree of latitude, in the presence of Stoner, 
Sir John Gilbert, his servant or reteiner ; and thereuppon toke 
me by the hand with faithfull promises in his lodging of John 
Cooke's howse in Wich cross strete, where wee dyned onely us three 
together, being Satterday. Sept. 13th, Mr. Lock browght Ben- 
jamyn his sonne to me : his eldest sonne also, called Zacharie, 
cam then with him. Sept. I7th, the Quene's Majestic cam from 
Rychemond in her coach, the higher way of Mortlak felde, and 
whan she cam right against the church she turned down toward 
my howse : and when she w^as against my garden in the felde she 
stode there a good while, and than cam ynto the street at the 
great gate of the felde, where she espyed me at my doore making 

1580.] DR. dee's diary. 9 

obeysains to her Majestic ; she beckend her hand for me ; I cam 
to her coach side^ she very speedily pulled off her glove and gave 
me her hand to kiss ; and to be short, asked me to resort to her 
court, and to give her to wete when I cam ther ; hor. 6J a meridie. 
Sept. 14th, I began against Vincent Murphyn. Sept. 15th, I 
wrote to the bishop of London. Sept. 22nd, my declaration 
against Vincent Murphin put into the court of Geldhall. 

Oct. 3rd, on Munday, at 11 of the clok before none, I de- 
livered my two rolls of the Quene's Majesties title unto herself in 
the garden at Richemond, who appointed after dynner to heare 
furder of the matter. Therfore betwene one and two af tern one, 
I was sent for into her highnes Pryvy Chamber, where the 
Lord Threasurer allso was, who, having the matter slightly 
then in consultation, did seme to dowt much that I had or 
could make the argument probable for her highnes' title so as I 
pretended. Wheruppon I was to declare to his honor more 
playnely, and at his leyser, what I had sayd and could say therin, 
which I did on Tuesday and Wensday following, at his chamber, 
where he used me very honorably on his behalf. Oct. 7th, on 
Fryday I cam to my Lord Threasorer, and he being told of my 
being without, and allso I standing before him at his comming 
furth, did not or would not speak to me, I dowt not of some new 
greif conceyved. Oct. 10th, the Quene's Majestic, to my great 
cumfort (hora quinta), cam with her trayn from the court and at 
my dore graciously calling me to her, on horsbak, exhorted me 
briefly to take my mother's death patiently, and withall told me 
that the Lord Threasorer had gretly commended my doings for her 
title, which he had to examyn, which title in two rolls he had 
browght home two howrs before ; she remembred allso how at my 
wive's death it was her fortune likewise to call uppon me.* At 4 

* His first wife died on the 16th of March 1575, when " the Queen's Majestic, with 

her most honourable Privy Council, and other her Lords and Nobility, came purposely 

to have visited my library : but finding that my wife was within four houres before 

buried out of the house, her Majestic refuged to come in ; but willed to fetch my glass 


10 DR. dee's diary. [1581. 

of the clok in the morning my mother Jane Dee dyed at Mortlak ; 
she made a godly ende : God be praysed therfore ! She was 77 
yere old. Oct. 20th, I had by my jury at Geldhall £100 damages 
awarded me against Vincent Murphyn the cosener. Oct. 22nd, 
with much ado I had judgment against Murfin at Geldhall. My 
mervaylous horsnes and in manner spechelesnes toke me, being 
nothing at all otherwise sick. Oct. 25th, Morrice Kyffin departed 
from me with my leave. Nov. 2nd, the Lord Threasorer sent me 
a haunche of venison. Thomas Suttley had the bishop of Can- 
terbury his letter for Sir Richard. Nov. 3rd, I writt to my Lord 
Threasurer. Nov. 6th, Helen cam to my servyse. Nov. 12th, 
somwhat better in my voyce. Nov. 22nd, the biasing star* I 
cold see no more, though it were a cler night. Dec. 1st, newes 
cam by Dr. Deny from Ireland of the Italiens overthrow whom 
the Pope had sent, the Queue lying at Richemond. Dec. 6th, 
the Queue removed from Richmond. Dec. 8th, recepi literas 
Roma, scriptas per fratrem Laudervicea. 

1581.t Feb. 9th, I agreed with Mr. Gentle Godolphin for to 
release the coosener Vincent Murphin. Feb. 11th, Harry Prise, of 
Lewsam, cam to me at Mortlak, and told of his dreames often re- 
peated, and uppon my prayer to God this night, his dreame was 
confirmed, and better instruction given. Feb. 12th, Sir William 
Harbert cam to Mortlak. Feb. 23rd, I made acquayntance with 
Joannes Bodinus, in the Chambre of Presence at Westminster, 
the embassador being by from Monsieur. Feb. 26th, a very fayr 
calm warm day. 

so famous, and to show unto her some of the properties of it, which I did ; her Ma- 
jestic being taken down from her horse by the Earle of Leicester, Master of the Horse, 
at the church wall of Mortlake, did see some of the properties of that glass, to her 
Majestic' s great contentment and delight." — Compendious Memorial, p. 516. This 
glass is spoken of again. 

* Dec has made a rough sketch of the appearance of this comet, with its long tail, 
on the margin of the MS. 

t An original diary of the chemical experiments made by Dr. Dee in this year is 
preserved in the Bodleian Library. — MS. Rawl. Miscel, 241. 

1581.] DR. dee's diary. 11 

March 8th, it was the 8 day, being Wensday, hora noctis 10, 
11, the strange noyse in my chamber of knocking ; and the voyce, 
ten tymes repeted, somewhat hke the shrich of an owle, but more 
longly drawn, and more softly, as it were in my chamber. March 
12th, all reckenings payd to Mr. Hudson, £11. 17*. March 13th, 
Elizabeth Kyrton cam to my servys. March 23rd, at Mortlak 
cam to me Hugh Smyth, who had returned from Magellan 
straights and Vaygatz ; after that, raynie, stoi'mie wynde, S. W. 
March 25th, Helen was hyred at our Lady day for the yere for 
fowr nobles wagis ; she had her covenant peny, and allso vJ5. viijc^. 
for her payns taken synce she came. April 3rd, I ryd toward Sned- 
greene, to John Browne, to here and see the manner of the 
doings. April 14th, I cam home from Snedgreene. May 25th, 
1 had sight in XpyaraXXw offerd me, and I saw. June 7th, hora 72- 
mane nata est Katharina Dee. June 10th, baptisata a meridie 
hor. Si Katharina. Mr. Packington of the court, my Lady Ka- 
tarin Crofts, wife to Sir James Crofts, Mr. Controller of the 
Queue's household, Mystres Mary Skydmor of the Privie Cham- 
ber, and cosen to the Queue, by theyr deputies christened Katha- 
rin Dee. June l7th, yong Mr. Hawkins, who had byn with Sir 
Francis Drake, cam to me to Mortlake. June 30th, Mr. John 
Leonard Haller, of Hallerstein, by Worms in Germany, receyved 
his instructions manifold for his jornay to Quinsay, which jornay 
I moved him unto, and instructed him plentifully for the variation 
of the compas, observing in all places as he passed. 

July 6th, my wife churched. July 7th, in the morning at If 
after mydnight, Mr. Hinde his sonne born. July 10th, my right 
sholder and elbow-joynt were so extremely in payn that I was 
not able in 14 dayes to lift my arme owtward not an ynche ; the 
payn was extreme ; I used Mr. Larder, Mr. Alles, and Alise Da- 
vyes, and abowt the 25 day I mended. July 12th, abowt 10 of 

the clock ^ before noone poyep Is ivKpebifSXe boyyebres avb ivypare- 
<J>v\ves ayaivs jac to fxi 0aK:e, aXfxosr pebi to Xai vioXevT avbs ov /jie, fiayep 

evpLK Kav irapTeXi tcX. At the same day the Erie of Lecester fell 

12 DR. dee's diary. [1581. 

fowly owt with the Erie of Sussex, Lord Chamberlayn, caUing 
each other traytor, whereuppon both were commanded to kepe 
theyr chambers at Greenwich, wher the court was. July 19th, 
Mr. Henrick went to London to visit his wife and children. July 
26th, Mr. Haylok cam, and goodman King with him. July 28th, 
Mr. Collens did ride into Lincolneshire. 

Aug. 3rd, all the night very strange knocking and rapping in 
my chamber. Aug. 4th, and this night likewise. Katharin was sent 
home from nurse Maspely, of Barnes, for fear of her mayd^s sick- 
nes, and goodwife Benet gave her suck. Aug. 11th, Katharine 
Dee was shifted to nurse Garret at Petersham on Fryday, the 
next day after St. Lawrence day, being the 11th day of the month; 
my wife went on foot with her, and Ellen Cole, my mayd, 
George and Benjamin, in very great showres of rayn. Aug. 12th, 
recepi literas a D. Doctore Andrea Hess occultge philosophise 
studioso, per Richardi Hesketh amici mei, Antwerpise agentis, dili- 
gentiam in negociis meis, et recepi, una cum literis, Mercurii Men- 
sitam seu Sigillam Planetarum. Aug. 26th, abowt Sf (at night) a 
strange meteore in forme of a white clowde crossing galaxiam, 
whan it lay north and sowth over our zenith ; this clowd was at 
length from the S. E. to the S. W. sharp at both endes, and in 
the west ende it was forked for a while; it was abowt sixty 
degrees high, it lasteth an howr, all the skye clere abowt, and fayr 

Sept. * 5th, Roger Cook, who had byn with me from his 14 
yeres of age till 28, of a melancholik nature, py eking and devising 
occasions of just cause to depart on the sudda^m. abowt 4 of the 
clok in the afternone requested of me ly cense to depart, wher- 
uppon rose whott words between us ; and he, imagining with his- 
self that he had the 12 of July deserved my great displeasure and 
finding himself barred from vew of my philosophicall dealing 

* Dr. Dee, in the Rawlinson MS. just quoted, observes, in his notes on this month, 
♦♦ Mr. Harry Waters went away the 2nd day, malcontent. John Dee, Jesus bless 
me ! " 

1581.] DR. dee's diary. 13 

with Mr. Henrik, thowght that he was utterly recest from intended 
goodnes toward him. Notwithstanding Roger Cook his un- 
seamely deaUng, I promised him^ yf he used himself toward me 
now in his absens, one hundred pounds * as sone as of my own 
clene hability I myght spare so much ; and moreover, if he used 
himself well in lif toward God and the world, I promised him 
some prettyalchimicall experiments, whereuppon he might ho- 
nestly live. Sept. 7th, Roger Cook went for alltogether from me. 
Sept. 29th, Robert Gardner, of Shrewsbury, cam to my servyce. 

Oct. 8th, I had newes of the chests of bokes fownd by Owndle 
in Northampton shyre ; Mr. Barnabas Sawle told me of them, but 
I fownd no truth in it. Oct. 9th, Barnabas Saul, lying in the 

hall was strangely trubled by a spirituall creature 

abowt mydnight. Oct. 13th, I rod to Sowth Myms. Oct. 14th5 
to St. Nedes. Oct. 16th, at Mr. Hikman's. Oct. 20th, at Tos- 
seter. Oct. 21st, Oxford, Dr. Cradocke. Oct. 23rd, from Oxford 
to Wyckam. Oct. 24th, I cam home. Robert Hilton cam to my 
service. Nov. 16th, the Queue removed to White Hall, and Mon- 
sieur with her. Nov. 27th, I rod to Greensede. Nov. 28th, to 
goodman Wykham, 2 myles beyond Chayly by Lewys. Nov. 29th, 
I made acquayntance with Mr. George Kylmer for Sir George his 
bokes. Nov. 30th, I cam home. Dec. 1 st, Katharyn Dee her 
nurse was payd 6s. so nothing is owing to her. Dec. 5th, Elen 
my mayden fell sick. Dec. 7th, George my man had the great 
fall of the ladder, hora 10 fere mane. Dec. 8th, I sent a letter to 
Mr. Kylmer. Dec. 22nd, my Lord Chanceler^s sonne, Mr. Brom- 
ley, and Sir William Herbert cam to me. Helen Cole was payd 
her wages and reckening tyll this Christmas, and so discharged my 
servyce, being newly recovered of her ague. Her desyre was to 
go to her frendes. 

1582. Jan. 1 1th, Robert Gardener desired my leave to go dwell 

* This probably gave rise to the anecdote which is related in MS. Ashm. 1788, fol. 
147, viz. that " he revealed to one Roger Cooke the great secret of the elixar, as he 
called it, of the salt of metalls, the projection whereof was one upon an hundred.'' 


14 DR. dee's diary. [1582. 

with Sir William Herbert^ hora 12. Jan. 16tli, Mistris Harbert 
cam to Essexe. Jan. I7th, Randal Hatton cam home from 
SamuePs father at Stratton Audley. Jan. 22nd, Arthur Dee and 
Mary Herbert, they being but 3 yere old the eldest, did make as 
it wer a shew of childish marriage, of calling ech other husband 
and A^dfe. Jan. 22, 23rd. The first day Mary Herbert cam to her 
father's hous at Mortlak, and the second day she cam to her 
father's howse at Estshene. Jan. 23rd, my wife went to nurse 
Garret and payd her for this month ending the 26 day. Jan. 27th, 
Barnabas Sawl his brother cam. Feb. 12th, abowt 9 of the clok, 
Barnabas Saul and his brother Edward went homward from 
Mortlak : Saul his inditement being by law fownd insufficient at 
Westminster Hall : Mr. Serjeant Walmesley, Mr. Owen and Mr. 
Hyde, his lawyers at the bar for the matter, and Mr. Ive, the 
clerk of the Crown Office, favouring the other. Feb. 20th, Mr. 
Bigs of Stentley by Huntingdon and John Littlechild cam to me. 
I receyved a letter from Barnabas Saul. Feb. 21st, Mr. Skull- 
thorp rod toward Barnabas. Feb. 25th, Mr. Skulthorp cam 
home. Payd nurse Garret for Katharin tyll Fryday the 23 day, 
vJ5. then somethyng due to nurse for iij. pownd of candell and 4 
pownd of sope. 

March 1st, Mr. Clerkson browght Magnus to me at Mortlak, 
and so went that day agayn. March 6th, Barnabas Saul cam this 
day agayn abowt one of the clok and went to London the same 
afternone. He confessed that he neyther hard or saw any spiri- 
tuall creature any more. March 8th, Mr. Clerkson and his frende 
cam to my howse. Barnabas went home agayn abowt 3 or 2 
clok, he lay not at my howse now ; he went, I say, on Thursday, 
with Mr. Clerkson. March 8th, coelum ardere et instar san- 
guinis in diversis partibus rubere visum est circa horam nonam 
noctis, maxime versus septentrionalem et occidentalem partem : 
sed ultra capita nostra versus austrum frequenter miles quasi san- 
guineus. Marcli 9th, Fryday at dynner tyme Mr. Clerkson and 

1582.] DR. DEE^S DIARY. 15 

Mr. Talbot * declared a great deale of Barnabas nowghty dealing 
toward me, as in telling Mr. Clerkson ill things of me that I 
should mak his frend, as that he was wery of me, that I wold so 
flatter his frende the lerned man that I wold borow him of him. 
But his frend told me, before my wife and Mr. Clerkson, that a 
spirituall creature told him that Barnabas had censured both Mr. 
Clerkson and me. The injuries which this Barnabas had done 
me diverse wayes were very great. March 22nd, Mr. Talbot 
went to London, to take his jornay. 

April 16th, Nurse Garet had her 6s, for her month ending on 
the 20th day. April 22nd, a goodly showr of rayn this morning 
early. May 4th, Mr. Talbot went. May 13th, Jane rod to 
Cheyham. May 15th, nocte circa nonam cometa apparuit in sep- 
tentrione versus occidentem aliquantulum ; cauda versus astrum 
tendente valde magna, et stella ipsa vix sex gradus super horizon- 
tem. May 20th, Robertus Gardinerus Salopiensis loetum mihi 
attulit nuncium de materia lapidis, divinitus sibi revelatus de 

qua May 23rd, Robert Gardener declared unto me 

hora 4^ a certeyn great philosophical! secret, as he had termed it, 
of a spirituall creatuer, and was this day willed to come to me 
and declare it, which was solemnly done, and wdth common 
prayer. May 28th, Mr. Eton of London cam with his son-in- 
law Mr. Edward Bragden, as concerning Upton parsonage, to 
have me to resign or let it unto his said son-in-law, whom I pro- 
mised to let understand whenever myself wold consent to forego 
it. June 9th, I writ to 'the Archbishop of Canterbury a letter in 
Latin : Mr. Doctor Awbrey did carry it. June 14th, Morryce 
Kyffin did viset me. June 22nd, Nurse Garret had 6s, for a 
month ending the 18 day of May; she is to have for a month 

* Just above this relation some one has written, " you that rede this underwritten 
assure yourselfe that yt is a shamfull lye, for Talbot neither studied for any such thinge 
nor shewed himselfe dishonest in any thinge." Dr. Dee has thus commented upon 
it: — *' This is Mr. Talbot or that lerned man, his own writing in my boke, very un- 
duely as he cam by it." There are several other notices of Talbot erased, but 
whether by him or by the Doctor it is impossible to say, but most probably the former. 

16 DR. dee's diary. [1582. 

wages ending the 15 day of this June. My wife went this Friday 
thither with Benjamyn. June 27th, Mystris Stafford arrested 
me hora 11:1 payd all. 

July SrS, hor. 12^, Arthur Dee fell from the top of the Water- 
gate Stayres down to the fote from the top, and cut his forhed on 
the right eyebrow. Sir Richard browght the rent. July 6th, in 
feare of resting by proctor Lewys : tyll 9| at night from 1 afternone 
at the Docter's comming. July 12th, Proctor Lewys agred withall. 
July 1 3th, Mr. Talbot cam abowt 3 of the clok afternone, with 
whom I had some wordes of unkendnes : we parted frendely : he 
sayd that the Lord Morley had the Lord Mountegle his bokes. 
He promised me some of Doctor Mynivers bokes. July 16th, 
Mr. William Pole, whome Phillip Simons, somtymes barber to 
the old Erie of Tavistok, doth knowe, cam to me, and made ac- 
quayntance with me: promised to com agayn within xiiij. dayes. 
Jane my wife went to Nurse Garret's to pay her 12^. for her 
wages due tyll Friday last, which was Saint Margaret's day, and 
brought her xijf/. for candles : she went by water ; Mistres Lee 
went with her, and Robyn Jackesbite. Jane this night was sore 
trubbled with a coUick and cramp in her belly ; she vomyted this 
Monday more, and every night grew stiff in the sole likewise. 
A meridie hor. 3 J cam Sir George Peckham to me to know the 
tytle for Norombega in respect of Spayn and Portugall parting the 
whole world's distilleryes. He promysed me of his gift and of 

his patient of the new conquest, and thought to get so 

moche of Mr. Gerardes gift to be sent me with scale within a few 
days. July 18th, Barthilmew Knaresburgh his sone borne at 
break of day abowt 3 of the clok. June 19th, Barnabas Saul 
came to see me at Mortlak : I chyd hym for his manifold un- 
true reports. July 23d, Mistris Franklin's sone borne at noone. 
July 24th, Robert Gardiner cam, and went on the 26th. 

Aug. 8th, Kate was sickly. Aug. 11th, Mr. Bacon and Mr. 
Phillips of the court cam. Aug. 20th, Katarine still seemed to be 
diseasid. Aug. 25th, Katharin was taken home from nurse Garret . 

1582.] DR. dee's diary. 17 

of Petersham, and weaned at home. Aug. 31st, Benjamin Lock 
told me of his father's mynde to send him to Spayn within three 
or four days. Sept. 1st, I did for Sir John Killegrew devise the 
way of protestation to save him harmless for compounding with 
Spaniard who was robbed : he promised me fish against Lent. 
Sept. 10th, Mr. John Leonard Haller, of Hallersteyn, by Worms 
in Germany, cam agayn to me, to declare his readines to go to- 
ward Quinsay ^ and how he wold go and ly at Venys all this 
winter, and from thens to Constantinople. I requested Mr. 
Charles Sted to help him to make his mony over to Paris and 
Nuremberg, and to help him with the sercher of Rye to pass his 
horse, and to help him with Mr. Osborn the alderman with his 
letters to Constantinople. Sept. 11th, on Tuesday they went to 
London together, and my wife allso abowt her affayres. Sept. 
13th, I writt to Dugenes de Dionigiis to Venys by Mr. John Leo- 
nard Haller. Sept. l7th, I writ to the Erie of Osmond. Sept. 
29th, Anne cam to my servyse from Mr. Harbert. I payd Mr. 
Lewys £20, so rest is which I challendg as for my cost and payns 
for 37 yeres for John his son. 

Oct. 12th, I rod to Tundridge. Oct. 1 3th, I rod from Tun- 
dridge to Mr. Coverts at Slawgham. Oct. 15th, I cam home from 
Slawgham, and dyned at Mr. Holtens, person of Oxstede by Tun- 
dridge, a phisitien. Oct. 21st, Jane my wife sowned in the 
church. Nov. 1st, Mr. Plat, my brother Yong his sonne-in-law, 
cam to me with a stranger of Trushen, born at Regius Mons : his 
name is Martinus Faber. The same day cam Mr. Clement the 
seamaster and Mr. Ingram from Sir George Peckham. Nov. 8th, 
hayle afternone horam circiter primam : tonitrus circa quartam 
et sextaiti. Nov. 9th, Mr. Newbury, who had byn at Cambaya in 
Inde, cam to me. Nov. 22nd, E. K. went to London, and so the 
next day conveied by rode toward Blakley, and within ten dayes 
to returne. Nov. 24th, Saterday night I dremed that I was deade, 
and afterward my bowels wer taken out I walked and talked with 
diverse, and among other with the Lord Thresorer who was com 


18 DR. dee's diary. [1582. 

to my howse to burn my bokes when I was dead, and thought he 
loked sourely on me. Dec. 1st, George my man, who had l}me 
oute all night, this morning used me very dishonestly, and sayd 
he owed me no servyce. Mr. Bettgran the justice was not at 
home. Dec. 13th, thunder in the afternone and at sonne-set. 
Dec. 15th, the 15th day being cownted the 25, 50, 10 dayes ar 
imagined spent, which have crept in betwene the day of Crist his 
birth regarding the place of the sonne, and the sonnes place not 
the 25th day of this month, whiche a civile aequation, but mathe- 
matically and rehgiusly to be substantiated to be for the true term 
of the periods of annuall revolutions of the sonne sinse the day of 
Christ his birth. 

1583. Jan. 13th, on Sondaythe stage at Paris Garden fell down 
all at ones, being full of people beholding the bearbayting. Many 
being killed thereby, more hart, and all amased. Tlie godly ex- 
po wnd it as a due plage of God for the wickednes ther usid, and 
the Sabath day so profanely spent. Jan. 19th, Mr. John Leo- 
nard Haller went to London and so to go toward Scotland. Jan. 
23rd, the Ryght Honorable Mr. Secretary Walsingham cam to my 
howse, where by good lok he found Mr. Awdrian Gilbert, and so 
talk was begonne of North-west Straights discovery. The Bishop 
of St. Davyd's (Mr. Middelton) cam to visit me with Mr. Thomas 
Herbert. The Lord Grey cam to Mr. Secretary, and so they went 
unto Greenwich (?). Jan. 24th, I, Mr. Awdrian Gilbert, and John 
Davis went by appointment to Mr. Secretary to Mr. Beale his 
howse, where onely we four were secret, and we made Mr. Secre- 
tarie privie of the N. W. passage, and all charts and rutters were 
agreed uppon in generall. 

Feb. 2nd, Rolandus Dee baptizatus. Feb. 3rd, Mr. Savile, Mr. 
Powil the yonger, travaylors, Mr. Ottomeen his sonne, cam to be 
acquaynted with me. Feb. 4th, Mr. Edmunds of the Privie Cham- 
ber, Mr. Lee who had byn in Moschovia, cam to be acquaynted 
with me. Feb. lltli, the Quene lying at Richemond went to Mr. 
Secretarv Walsingham to dynner ; she coming by my dore gra- 

1583.] DR. dee's diary. 19 

tiously called me to her^ and so I went by her horse side as far as 

where Mr. Hudson dwelt. Ep fiaiecrrt a^e5 jde oj3o(Tf:vp€XL ocp f.iovparievpii 

arare : bi^L ftioQavaTos epir. Roland went with his nurse to her howse 
to Estshene. Feb. 18th^ the Lady Walsingham cam suddenly 
into my howse very freely, and shortly after that she was gone 
cam Syr Francys himself and Mr. Dyer. Feb. 24th, Jane churched. 
Feb. 26th, I delivered my boke to the Lord Threasorer for the 
correction of the Calender.* 

March 6th, I, and Mr. Adrian Gilbert and John Davis, did 
mete with Mr. Alderman Barnes, Mr. Townson and Mr. Yong 
and Mr. Hudson, abowt the N.W. voyage. March 17th, Mr. John 
Davys went to Chelsey with Mr. Adrian Gilbert to Mr. Radforths, 
and so the 18th day from thence toward Devonshyre. March 
ISth, Mr. North from Poland, after he had byn with the Quene he 
cam to me. I receyved salutation from Alaski, Palatine in Poland; 
salutation by Mr. North who cam before to the Quene, and next 
to me was his meh:j?ge, hor. 12. Nurse Lydgatt at Estshene 

* This work, although never entirely printed, created much sensation at the time, 
and was the cause of considerable controversy among the politicians as well as literati. 
The Memorial on this subject which Dee presented to the Privy Council has been 
printed by Hearne and others, but it is not generally known that the original manu- 
script of the actual treatise on the correction of the Calendar is still preserved in Ash- 
mole's library, No. 1789, and is the very book which Dee alludes to above. It is 
inscribed " to the Right Honorable and my singular good Lorde, the Lorde Burghley, 
Lorde Threasorer of Englande," with the following verses : — 
" To OTL and to hiori, 

I shew the thing and reason why ; 

At large, in breif, in middle wise, 

I hlimbly give a playne advise ; 

For want of tyme, the tyme untrew 

Yf I have myst, commaund anew 

Your honor may. So shall you see 

That love of truth doth govern me." 
The work itself is entitled, " A playne Discourse and humble Advise for our Gratious 
Queene Elizabeth, her most Excellent Majestic to peruse and consider, as concerning 
the needful Reformation of the Vulgar Kalender for the civile yeres and daies accompt- 
iog, or verifyeng, according to the tyme truely spent." 

20 DR. dee's diary. [1583. 

was payd for 5 pound candell, 6 pound sope, and the wagis due 
from Rowland his birth. April ISth, the Quene went from Riche- 
mond toward Grenwich, and at her going on horsbak, being new 
up, she called for me by Mr. Rawly his putting her in mynde, 
and she sayd " quod defertur non aufertur," and gave me her right 
hand to kisse. April 24th, nurse was payd for Rowland all her 
wagis tyll Monday the 22 of this month, 16 pence a weke: she 
had all her candell and sope before. 

May 1st, Albertus Laski, Polonus, Palatinus Scradensis, venit 
Londinum.* May 4th, Mr. Adrian Gilbert and Mr. Pepler went 
by water to Braynford, and so to ride into Devonshire. May 7th, 
E. K. went toward London, and so to go homeward for 10 or 12 
dayes. Dies Quadragesimus a die Veneris ante Pascham. May 
13th, I becam acquaynted with Albertus Laski at 7^- at night, in 
the Erie of Lecester his chamber in the court at Greenwich. 
This day was my lease of Devonshyre mynes sealed at Sir Leonell 
Ducket's hows. May 18th, the Prince Albertus Laski cam to me 
at Mortlake, with onely two men. ^e cam at afternone and 
tarryed supper, ani ai^er sone set. Nurse Rowland was payd all 
tyll the 20th of this month. June 15th, abowt 5 of the clok cam 
the Polonian Prince Lord Albert Lasky down from Bissham, 
where he had lodged the night before, being returned from Oxford 
whither he had gon of purpose to see the universityes, wher he 
was very honorably used and enterteyned. He had in his com- 
pany Lord Russell, Sir Phihp Sydney, and other gentlemen : he 
was rowed by the Queue's men, he had the barge covered with 
the Queue's cloth, the Quene^s trumpeters, &c. He cam of purpose 
to do me honor, for which God be praysed l" June 19th, the Lord 
Albert Laski cam to me and lay at my hows all nyght. Nurse 
Rowland payd her wagis ending the 17th day of this month. 
July 1st, Master Mills his answer of no hopes in my sute at 

* '* The year of our Lorde God 1583, the laste daye of Aprill, the Duke or Prince 
of Vascos in Polonia, came to London and was lodged at Winchester Howse." — MS. 
Douce, 363, fol. 125. This account differs from Dee's by a single day. 

1583.] DR. dee's diary. 21 

Grenewich. July 'Jth, George was dismissed my servys and payd 
all reconings in the presens of goodman Hilton and Mistres 
Kelly in my study. July lOth, Thomas Hoke of Cranford cam 
to my service, but he went away agayn the 23 day of this month. 
July 30th, the Queue removed on Tuesday from Greenwich to 

Sion by water ; coming by my dore July 3 1 st, the 

Quene^s gift of 40 angells * sent by the Erie of Lecester his 
secretarie Mr. Lloyd, throwgh the Erie his speche to the Queue. 
Mr. Rawlegh his letter unto me of hir Majesties good dis- 
position unto me. Aug. 1st, John Halton minister dwelling in 

London with bowed in and looked, and the 

a Wurcetershire man, a wicked spy cam to my 

howse, whom I used as an honest man, and found nothing wrong 
as I thought. I was sent to E. K. Aug. 7th, Mr. WiUiam Bur- 
row passed by me. Aug. 14th, payd nurse Lydgatt for Rowland 
for two monthes ending the 12th day. Aug. 18th, a great tempest 
of wynde at mydnyght. Maxima era E. K. cum uxore ejus. 
Sept. 21st, we went from Mortlake, and so the Lord Albert Lasky, 
I, Mr. E. Kelly, our wives, my children and familie, we went 
toward our two ships attending for us, seven or eight myle below 

1586. July 10th, Mr. William Maynard natus hora 12 noctis, 
vel paulo post, Londini. Sept. 14th, Trebonam venimus. Oct. 
18th, E. K. recessit a Trebona versus Pragam curru delatus; 
mansit hie per tres hebdomadas. Nov. 8th, illustrissimus prin- 
ceps versus Pragam; iter institit hora tertia ameridie. Nov. 14th, 
rescripsi ad Victorem Reinholdum. Nov. 19th, to the glas hows. 
Nov. 21st, Michael was begone to be weaned. Nov. 22nd, recepi 

* ** Her Majestie being informed by the Right Honourable Earle of Leicester, that 
whereas the same day in the morning he had told me that his Honour and Lord Laskey 
would dine with me within two dayes after, T confessed sincerely unto him that I was 
not able to prepare them a convenient dinner, unless I should presently sell some of my 
plate or some of my pewter for it. Whereupon her Majestie sent unto me very royally 
within one hour after forty angels of gold from Sion, whether her Majestie was now 
come by water from Greenwich." — Dr. Dee's Compendious Memoriall, p. 511. 

22 DR. DEE^S DIARY. [1586. 

literas Jacobi Memschiti. Dec. 8th^ Monday abowt none Mr. 
X Edward Garland cam to Trebona to mee from the Emperor of 
Moschovia, according to the articles before sent unto me by- 
Thomas Hankinson. Dec. 11th, St. Poloniensis obiit: natus 
anno 1530 die 13 Januarii, hora quarta mane min. 26, in Transyl- 
vania. Obiit, hora secunda post mediam noctem, ut intellexi ex 
Uteris D°^ Lasky, receptis die 29 per Alexandrum. Dec. 19th, 
19die (novi kalendarii) ad gratificandum Domino Edouardo Gar- 
lando, et Francisco suo fratri, qui Edouardus nuncius mihi mis- 
sus erat ab Imperatore Moschoviee ut ad iUum venirem, E. K. fecit 

proleolem lapidis in proportione unius gravi arenae super 

quod vulgaris oz. et ^ et producta est optimi auri oz. fere : quod 
aurum post distribuimus a crucibolo una dedimus Edouardo. 
Dec. 30th, E. K. versus Pragam. 

1587. Jan. 8th, cam Nicolas du Haut, Frenchman of Lorrayn, 
who had byn lackay to my frende Otho Henrick Duke of Bruns- 
wik and Lienburgh, to seke a servyse^ being dismissed by pass- 
port from his Lord after his long sikenes. Jan. 14th, Doctor Rein- 
holdt of Salfeldt cam to Trebona with Abraham. His sute of the 
salt. Doctor Reinholdt revisit versus Pragam 20 die. Jan. 18th, 
rediit E. K. a Praga. E. K. browght with him from the Lord Ro- 
senberg to my wyfe a chayne and juell estemed at 300 duckettes; 
200 the juell stones, and 100 the gold. Jan. 21st, E. K. again to 
Prage and so to Poland ward. Feb. 5th, I tok a jornay of myself 
from Trebon to Newhowse, two myles of, to mete my Lord to 
comen with him. I toke two horsemen of the cyty with me. 
Feb. 9th, Illustriss.* venit a Vienna ad Trebonam. Feb. 1 2th, 
ivit Illustriss. versus Crocoviam. Feb. 19th, E. K.f cam from 
Poland abowt none to Trebone : I sent word to my Lord straight. 
Feb. 21st, my Lord sending no word yet, I sent another message. 
March 3rd, a Cremona ad Trebonam. March 7th, E. K. dedit 

* He frequently speaks of Prince Albert Leski under the title of Illustrissimus. 
t It is almost unnecessary to observe that these initials refer to Edward Kelly. 

1587'] ^^* dee's diary. 23 

nobis 300 ducata. Recepimus a Domino lUustrissimo 3300. 
March 9th, iter regium. March Hth, venimus Reich stein ^^ 
March l7th^ reditus a Reichstein. March 21st, E. K. gave me 
170 more, and of the 200 for changing 60 remayne. ContumeUe 
et contemptus a Cholek et a Schonberg. March 23rd, venimus 
Trebonam. March 26th, the Lord Biberstein, comming from 
Cranbaw from the Lord Rosenberg, passing by Trebona, sent for 
me to his ynn to make acquayntance with me. E. K. equitavit 
Crotoviam. April 4th, actio tertia incepit. April 18th, actionis 
tertiee finis. May 1st, vidi (doctore meo premonstrante) Michaehum 
Nuncium non Mersaelem. Laus sit Deo et doctori meo E. K. ! 
June 14th, nuptiee Domini Thomas Kelei. June 17th, acprep dts (pv\ 
fxove lave ah dejx pot. June 22nd, Mr. Francis Garland went 
toward England from Trebona. 

July 5th, Sonday, I set the two erthes with theyr water agayn 
uppon them. July 9th, Mr. Francis Pucci cam and browght 
Chrisan Franken with him, who, he sayd, had now recanted his 
wycked boke against Christ, wherof I was glad. Illustrissimus 
cum Domina venerat Trebona. July 11th, colloquium inter Illus- 
trissimum Dominum, Dominum E. K. et me, a meridie, inter nos 
tres. July 13th, Francys Pacci recessit. July 19th, a certayn 
kinde of recommendation between our wives. Next day saw 
relenting of E. K. also by my Lord^s entrety. July 20th, Illus- 
trissimus abiit cum principissa sua versus Cremoniam. Aug. 
13th, amice cum Domino Edouardo Keleo de tribus ilUs votis. 

Aug. 17th, E. K. cum fratre et Ludovico 

Aug. 18th, we understode how E. K. went to Badwiseto bed, and 
went but this day at none from thence. Aug. 20th, John Basset 
cam to Trebona. Aug. 23rd, Mr. E. K. cam from Lyntz fayre. 
Sept. 1st, Tuesday morning, covenanted with John Basset to 
teach the children the Latyn tong, and I do give him seven 
duckats by the quarter, and the term to begyne this day ; and so 
I gave him presently seven duckatts Hungary, in gold, before my 
wife. God spede his work ! Sept. 3rd, 4th, continua quasi pluvia 

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per biduum istud. Sept. 4th, Basset his liurlyburly with Mr. T. 
Kelly. Sept. 16th, the Lord Biberstein cam to Trebon, and 
Cracht with him. Sept. 22nd, my Lord cum from Crummow to 
Trebon with my Lady. Sept. 26th, my Lord went toward Prage. 
Sept. 2Sth, I delivered to Mr. Ed. Kelley (ernestly requiring it as 
his part) the half of all the animall which was made. It is to 
weigh 20 ownces ; he wayed it himself in my chamber : he bowght 
liis waights purposely for it. My Lord had spoken to me before 
for some, but Mr. Kelly had not spoken. Sept. 30th, T. K. and 
J. C* went toward Prage. 

Oct. 12th, Mr. E. K. toward Prage on horsbak. Oct. 13tb, 
mane paulo ante ortum solis observavi radio astronomico inter 

et gradus 2 minuta prima 22, et erat 

sub Tauro in eadem linea perpendiculari ante oculum demissa super 
horizonta altitudo erat vix quatuor graduum. Oct. ISth^ hyred 
Nicolas. Oct. 20th, I toke up the furniture for the action. Oct. 
26th, Mr. Edward Kelly cam to Trebona from Prage. Oct. 28th 
and 29th, John Carp did begyn to make furnaces over the gate, 
and he used of my rownd bricks, and for the yern pot was con- 
tented now to use the lesser bricks, 60 to make a furnace. Oct. 
3 1 st, Ed. Hilton cam to Trebona in the morning. Nov. 8th, E. K. 
terribilis expostulatio, accusatio, &c. hora tertia a meridie. Nov. 
17th, John Basset had seven ducketts beforehand for his second 
quarter's wages, begynning the 1st. Nov. 21st, Saterday at night 
Mr. Francis Garland cam from England to Trebona and browght 
me a letter from Mr. Dyer and my brother Mr. Richard. Nov. 
24th, at the marriag super Critzin the Grand Captayn disdayned 
to com thither to supper in the Rad bowse of Trebona becawse 

E. K. and I were there ; and sayd farder that we wer 

Dec. 1st to 11th, my Lord lay at Trebon and my Lady 

all this tyme. Dec. 10th, Mr. John Carpio went toward Prage to 
marry the mayden he had trubbled ; for the Emperor's Majestic, 
by my Lord Rosenberg's means, had so ordred the matter. Dec. 

* That is, Thomas Kelley and Johu Carp. 

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12th, afternone somwhat, Mr. Ed. Keley his lamp overthrow, the 
spirit of wyne long spent to nere, and the glas being not stayed 
with buks abowt it, as it was wont to be ; and the same glas so 
flitting on one side, the spirit was spilled out, and burnt all that 
was on the table where it stode, lynnen and written bokes, — as 
the bok of Zacharius with the Alkanor that I translated out of 
French for som by spirituall could not ; Rowlaschy his thrid boke 
of waters philosophicall ; the boke called Angelicum Opus, all in 
pictures of the work from the beginning to the end ; the copy of 
the man of Badwise Conclusions for the Transmution of metalls ; 
and 40 leaves in 4°, intitled, Extractiones Dunstani, which he him- 
self extracted and noted out of Dunstan his boke, and the very 
boke of Dunstan was but cast on the bed hard by from the table. 
/ 1588. Jan. 1st, abowt nine of the clok afternone, Michel, 
going chilyshly with a sharp stik of eight ynches long and a little 
wax candell light on the top of it, did fall uppon the playn bords \ 
in Marie^s chamber, and the sharp point of the stik entred throwgh 
the lid of his left ey toward the corner next the nose, and so 
persed throwgh, insomuch that great abundance of blud cam out 
under the lid, in the very corner of the sayd eye; the hole on the 
owtside is not bygger then a pyn's hed ; it was anoynted with St. 
John's oyle. The boy slept well. God spede the rest of the 
cure ! The next day after it apperid that the first towch of 
the stikes point was at the very myddle of the apple of the ey, 
and so (by God's mercy and favor) glanced to the place where it 
entred ; with the strength of his hed and the fire of his fulness, 
I may make some shew of it to the prayse of God for his mercies 
and protection. Jan. 11th, Nicolas was sore hart circa 8^ hora 
nocte. Jan. 13th, at dynnertyme Mr. Edward Kelly sent his bro- 
ther, Mr. Th. K. to me with these words, " My brother sayth that 
you study so much, and therfor, seeing it is to late to go to day to 
Cromlaw, he wisheth you to come to pass the tyme with him at 
play.'' I went after dynner and playd, he and I against Mr. F. 
Gore and Mr. Rob tyll supper tyme, in his dynyng rome : and 

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26 DR. dee's diary. [1588. 

after supper he cam and the others, and we playd there two or 
three howres, and frend^^jF* departed. This was then after the 
great and wonderful unkindnes used toward me m taking my 
man. Jan. 14th, Mr. Edward Kelly rid to Crumlow, being sent 
for by my Lord. I receyved a letter from the Lord Chamberlain. 
Jan. 18th, Mistres Lidda K. had an abortion of a girle of 5 or 6 
monthes ; she was mery and well till the night before ; I helped 
to finde the dead birthe within one howr after I had caused her to 
have myrh given unto her in wyne warmed, the quarter of a ounce ; 
better after she was discharged of the secondyne, and all at ones. 
The woman was sufficiently strong after. Jan. 19th, Mr. E. K. 
cam from Crumlow. Feb. 4th, Mr. Francys Garland and his 
brother Robert went from Trebona to go toward England : I wrote 
to Mr. Dyer and Mr. Yonge. Feb. 8th, Mr. E. K. at nine of the 
clok afternone sent for me to his laboratory over the gate to se how 
he distilled sericon, according as in tyme past and of late he hard 
of me out of Riplay. God lend his hart to all charity and virtue ! 
Feb. 16th, John Carpe cam to Trebon after his marriage. Feb. 
19th, Mr. E. K. did bitricXoffe aofji, aKKovpreb fit (ppevbes, bvv vvrpv dei 
vvep. Feb. 28th, mane paulo anteortum solis natus est Theodorus 
Trebonianus Dee, ascendente Sirio in horoscopo, die dominica. 
March 1st, baptisatus erat Theodorus Dee Trebonae ante meri- 
diem. March 6th, I went to Newhous and dyned at the castell. 
March 12th, my Lord cam to Trebona and my I<ady. March 24th, 
Mr. K. put the glas in dung. March 26th, my Lord sent one of 
his secretaries with answer to my letter, and with offer and pro- 
mys of all where he can pleasure me, circa 5 post meridiem. 
March 29th, my Lord and Lady from Trebon toward Crumlow. 
The midwife^s husbond's name of Newhowse is David Peregri- 
nus, perhaps of the farailie of Petrus Peregrinus, otherwise called 
Peter of Maharncourt, of Picardy. 

April 3rd, Mr. Pucci disquietted Mr. E. K. abowt requesting an 
action, to which he had one of our six monthes actions, being 
now the term begynning the fourth day of this month. The 
ende of our talke was a strange spech of Mr. Kelly to Fr. 

1588.] DR. DEE^S DIARY. 2? 

Puccy. After 15 wekes write to me^ and I will answer you. 
April 6th, Edmond Hilton went from Trebona toward Prage with 
Mr. John Carpe, and so toward EnglaTid. April 10th, I writ to 
Mr. Edward Kelly and to Mistres Kelly ij. charitable letters, 
requiring at theyr hands mutual charity. I went to Mr. Captain 
Chritzin, to know if he were offended to me, who in outward 
shew used me reasonably curteously. April 12th, my wife 
churched, and we receyved the communion. John Carpe browght 
his wife from Prage to Trebona. April J /th. Doctor Reinholt 
cam to Trebona. April 22nd, nocte hora 9 terribilis et falsa accu- 
satio vel suspicio, quod Puccia annunciavit contra D. K. et ipsum 
principia(?). May 1st, Mr. Carpio rid to my Lord to the holy well 
at the glass hows, four myles from Trebona, with my letters of pur- 
gation for Puccies his attempts or intents in his letters to my 
bond and Mr. Kelly, unknown to me. May 4th, Mr. Carpio 
browght me word of my Lord's displeasure, conveyed and con- 
firmed by cozen Pully his letters. Deus ille sit propitius ! May 
7th, post afflictionem magnam meam, mei misertus est Deus ! 
Puccia, die eodem venerunt literee Principis ad Dominum E. K., 
quse dies declarabat amici sui infamum meum ne dignitatem : sed 
non reddebatur nisi valde prsefex, valde erat ingratae ille literse ipsi 
Domino E. K. Misericordia Dei magna ! Omne quod vivit lau- 
det Deum ! Hsec est dies quam fecit Dominus ! May IQth, E. JL^ 
did open the great secret to me, God be thanked I May 19th, hora 
10 cum circumstantiis necessariis. May 22nd, Mistris Kelly 
received the sacrament, and to me and my wife gave her hand in 
charity ; and we rushed not from her. May 30th, Michael was sik 
of an ague, and Mr. Kelly likewise. June 4th, the howses burnt 
at Trebon in the morning early on Whitsonday. June 8th, Illus- 
trissimus venit Trebonam. June 11th, Illustrissimus recessit in 
Dominica a Trebona versus Pragam. My Lord sent Critzin with 
his compliments unto me, and to offer me help, hora prima a 
meridie. A letter cam from T. G. of Mr. Dyer, his being three 
myle from Trebona, but it was not so. Mr. Dier sent word by 

28 DR. dee's diary. [1588. 

Francis Garland wher. June 13th, cam Francis Garland and Mr. 
Edmond Cooper, brother to Mistris Kelly, to Trebona. June 
16th, Francis Garland went to fynde and bring Mr. Dier., June 
19th, I had a grudging of the ague. June 22nd, I did evydently 
receive the ague, and layd down. 

July 7th, Mr. Thomas Sowthwell cam to Trebona to visit us. 
July 17th, Mr. Thomas Sowthwell of his own courteous nature 
did labor with Mr. Edmond Cowper and indirectly with Mistres 
Kelly for to furder charity and frendship among us. July 20th, 
Mr. Dier cam to Trebona. July 22nd, a meridie circa 10 Mr. 
Edward tiep bib invpie fxe vvKivbeXe, July 23rd, reconciliatio bona 
cum Mao^istro biep wlO vwpbs <paKTO fiebiavTe E. K. Aug. 1st, Mr. 
Harry Maynard natus nocte circa horam 1 1 Mortlak. Aug. 4th, 
Illustrissimus cam from Crachovia to Trebon, and there on Friday 
before dynner cam up Mr. Dyer, who lay in my chamber, and 
entertayned him honorably. Aug. 5th, after dynner the little boy, 
Sonne to the Captayn of Rhaudnitz, hurt Arthur's nose with a 
raser, not in anger but by chance wantonly. Aug. 6th, my Lord 
and Lady went toward Prage. Aug. 7th, this day I covenanted 
and hyred John Hammond, jentleman, to serve me in his honest 
servyces for one yere, and to have 30 dolers for his full and all 
manner of wages. Aug. 9th, Tuesday, Mr. Dyer went from Trebon, 
having in company Mr. Edmond Cowper, Francys Garland, and 
his man Rowley. Aug. 13th, Mr. Thomas Sowthwell ryd to Prag 
ward from Trebon. He told us of the philosopher (his schole- 
master to write) whose name was Mr. Swyft, who gave him a 
lump of the philosopher's stone so big as his fist : a Jesuit named 
Mr. Stale had it of him. Aug. 14th, Mr. Sowthwell cam againe. 
Aug. 24th, vidi divinam aquam demonstratione magnifici domini 
et amici mei incomparabilis D. Ed. Kelei ante meridiem tertia 
hora. Aug. 27th, John Basset (so namyng himself) otherwise 
truely named Edward Whitlok, under pretence of going to Bud- 
weiss to buy cullors and so to return agayn, did convey himselfe 
from my servyce of teaching Arthur grammer. Sept. 3rd, my 

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lord and lady cam to Trebon. Sept. 1 2th, spes confirmata. Sept. 
15th, the Lord Chamberlain cam to Trebona, and went away on 
the 17th. The rancor and dissimulation now evident to me, God 
deliver me ! I was not sent for. 

Oct.' 1 7th, Mystres Kelly and the rest rode toward Punchartz 
in the morning. Oct. 1 8th, my Lord and my Lady ryd toward 
Ctumnate. Oct. 25th, Mr. Ed. Kelley and John Carpio rode 
toward Prage : this night to Wesely, two myles. Nov. 5th, I 
dreamed that the toth next my top toth skarse cold hang in my 
hed, the toth on the right side above. Nov. 6th, Mr. Kelly cam 
home from Prage and Mr. Francys Garland, and Edward Rolls 
with him from Eglis. Nov. 15th, in the fornone, snow and close 
clowdy. Nov. 16th, the Lord and Lady Rosenberg cam from 
Crummedo to Trebon in the evening. Nov. 20th, this Sonday 
before dynner the Lord and Lady Rosenberg went from Trebon 
toward Prage. Nov. 23rd, Mr. Francis Garland and Edward 
Rowly, Mr. Dyer his servant, went from Trebon toward England. 
I writ to the Quene's Majestic, Mr. Dyer, Mr. Yong, and Edward 
Hilton. Dec. 4th, I gave to Mr. Ed. Kelley my Glass, so highly 
and long estemed of our Quene, and the Emperor Randolph the 
second, de quo in preefatione Euclidis fit mentio.* The letter of 
500,000 ducats required. Dec. 7th, ypear <pp€vbt:i7r Trpo/uio-ib (pop 
fiavi, avh two ovvkcs o(p de divy. Dec. 13th, Mr. Edward Kelley 

* This refers to the earliest English translation of Euclid by Billingsley, which was 
published in 1570, with a long preface by Dr. Dee. Professor De Morgan is of 
opinion that the translation also was by Dee, or that Billingsley may have been only a 
pupil who worked immediately under his directions. The passage to which Dee 
alludes is as follows : — ** a man to be curstly affrayed of his owne shadow; yea, so 
much to feare, that if you, being alone nere a certaine glasse, and proffer, with dagger 
or sword, to foyne at the glasse, you shall suddenly be moved to give backe (in maner) 
^by reason of an image appearing in the ayre betwene you and the glasse with like 
hand, sword, or dagger, and with like quicknes, foyning at your very eye, likewise as 
you do at the glasse. Straunge this is to heare of, but more mervailous to behold 
then these my wordes cam signifie ; and neverthelesse by demonstration opticall the 
order and cause therof is certified ; even so, as the effect is consequent." I refer the 
reader also to Mr. Barlow's History of Optics in the Encyclopedia Metropolitana. 

30 DR. dee's diary. [1588. 

gave me the water, erth and all. Dec. 14th, Edmond Hilton 
cam again to Trebon from England. Dec. 18th, I did understand 
by Mr. Kelley that my glass which he had given to my Lord 
Rosenberg, the Lord Rosenberg had given it to the Emperor. 
Dec. 23rd, I went to the new made citie Kaiser Radnef Stadt, by 
Budneis, to ovirsee what Joachim Reimer had done abowt my 
coaches making. Radulphus Sagiensis Gallus Norm annus, venit 
Trebonam, chimise et naturalis magiee studiosus. 

1589. Jan. 3rd, Rudolphus Sagiensis Normannus recessit versus 
Pragam. Jan. I7th, the humming in my eares began. Jan. 19th, 
circa undecimam noctis abortiebatur Domina Lydda uxor D. 
Thorase Kelly ex duobus masculis vix sex mensium, et anno pre- 
cedente hoc ejusdem uxor abortiebatur puella. Jan. 20th, Mr. 
Kelly showed me the Lord Rosenberg his letter ; when he wrot 
that of me he hard no more of my going hens, and if Menschik 
hath not performed as he willed him, that if I send him word he 
will so dispatch me that therby I shall not nede to stay here, as 
he had confidently heretofore warned Mr. Kelley, so now he did 
request him to take leve of me at my departure. And then Mr. 
Kelly did loke and truly confess that my .... Jan. 25th, Mr. 
Mains cam to visit us ; the Erie of Schwiczenbagh thre sones. 
Jan. 31st, Tuesday, I sent Edmond Hilton to Prage, and Zacha- 
rias Mathias of Buelweiss, to buy 10 or 12 coach horses and sad- 
dell horses for 300 dollers. Feb. 4th, I dehvered to Mr. Kelley 
the powder, the bokes, the glas and the bone, for the Lord Ro- 
senberg ; and he thereuppon gave me dischardg in writing of his 
own hand subscribed and sealed. Feb. 12th, Edmond Hilton 
cam from Prage with nine Hungarian horses bowght toward our 
jornay. Feb. 16th, Mr. Edward Kelley rode toward Prage after 
none, John Carpio, Edmond Hilton, Henry Garlande, Thomas 
Simkinson, Lodovik. March 11th, from Trebon in Bohemia. 
March 18th, to Nuremberg. March 20th, from Nuremberg. 
March 26th, to Frankfurt on the Mane. 

April 19th, to Breme. May 1st, Katharin by a blow on the 

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eare given by her mother did bled at the nose very much, which 
did stay for an howre and more ; afterward she did walk into the 
town with nurse ; upon her coming home she bled agayn. 
May llth, John of Gloles cam to Breme. May 13th, 1 cam to 
lie at my hyred hows. May l7th, the three saddle horse put to 
grass to the town meddowes for nine ducets tyll Mychelmas. 
May 21st, the Landgrave of Hesse his letters to me and the city 
of Breme. May 25th, I sent the Lantgrave my twelve Hunga- 
rish horses. June 2rd and 13th, Mr. Duerend and Mr. Hart 
went toward Stade. They had scaped from the Spanish servise 
in Flanders with Syr William Stanley. June 6th, Dr. Kenrich 
Khanradt of Hamburgh visitted me. Mr. Thomas Kelly his 
wife, Francis Garland, Rolls, from Standen toward England. 
June 16th, Edmund Hilton toward Prage. June 19th, Hans of 
Glotz went toward Standen, and so toward England. June 23rd, 
Mr. Daniel van der Multon cam to me. Ultima die mensis istius 
circa meridiem maximi imbres, tonitrua, grandines. 

July 6th, Thursday the 26th of June (by the old accownt and the 
6th of July by new accownt) Mr. Hart, the minister of the English 

company, and Mr the governor's deputy of the English 

company at Stade, did visit me at my howse in Breme. July 18th, 
Mr. Yong and Mr. Secretary his letter. July 30th, Edmond Hil- 
ton cam from Prage to Breme by Stade. Aug. 2nd, veteri stilo, 
the nyght following, my terrible dream that Mr. Kelly wold by 
force bereave me of my bokes, toward daybreak. Aug. 5th, novo 
stylo, Edmond Hilton went toward Stade, to go toward England, 
with my letters to disclose the treason of Perkins. Ther went in 
this company two English people, Mr. Rolous Tattin and George 
Losin. Aug. 7th, the first of the seven half fasts. Aug. 14th, 
Theodor wened. Aug. 21st, John Hammond to Stade. Aug. 22nd, 
'hatus William Hazilwood mane hora sexta fere, forte hora 5 min. 
45, by Maydston in Kent. Sept. 9th, Roger his serviceable let- 
ters of the Lord Rosenberg. Sept. 12th, the wynde cam East 
after five wekes most part West. Sept. 1 6th, ante meridiem hora 

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9 in delinquiciis A. C. incidi ex ingratitudine concepta ex verbis 
uxoris^ et Anallae Marise. Sept. 22nd, stilo veteri, I delivered to 
Mr. Jacob for England by Embden my letters. 

Oct. 3rd, D. Witischindi his hard dealings with me : he bad 
Mr. Harper the Secretary to give me warning of my howse. 
Oct. 9th^ warned out of my howse hora prima a meridie. Oct. 
14th, John Hanward gave me warning that he desyred to go tra- 
vayle toward Italy ; but first to Master Kelly of whome he hoped 
to have good help. Oct. l7th, Mr. Sowthwell and Mr. Gawyne 
Smyth cam to me to Bream. Oct. 23rd, Mr. Sowthwell and Mr. 
Smyth went from Bream. Oct. 29th, Wenefrida Goose inter 9 
et 10 a meridie. Oct 31st, letters sent to Stade for Gerwein Gre- 
ven for her Majestic, Mr. Yong, and Mr. Dyer. Nov. 1st, newes 
of Mr. Dyer sent ambassador to Denmarke. Nov. 3rd, stilo ve- 
teri, I resolved to go into England, hoping to mete Mr. Edward 
Kelly at Stade, going also into England ; and that I suspected uppon 
Mr. Secretary Walsingham his letters. Nov. 13th^ Edmond Hil- 
ton and his brother from England, and John a Glotz. Nov. 1 7th, 
die lunae, I met Mr. Dyer comming to Stade, even in the myddle of 
the town. Nov. 18th, Edmond to Stade ward. Nov. 19th, toke 
ship by the Vineyard. Dec. 2nd, we cam into theTems to Graves- 
ende. Dec. 3rd, from the ship to Stratford to Mr. Yong^s howse. 
Dec. 19th, at Richemond with the Queene^s Majestic.* Dec. 20th, 
agreed for my howse with Nicolas Fromonds to occupy as a tenant 
with better order. Dec. 25th, I lay this night first at my howse. 
Dec. 29th, Mr. Adrian Gilbert cam to me to Mortlak, and oiFred 
me as much as I could require at his; hands, both for my goods car- 
ryed away, and for the mynes. 

1590. Jan. 15th, a terrible tempest of wind, South by West. 
Jan. 23rd, Mr. Thomas Kelly cam from Brainford ; put me in 
good hope of Sir Edward Kelly his returning : offered me the 
loane of ten pownds in gold, and afterward sent it me in Hun- 

* Where, according to Aubrey, who received his information from Lilly, he was 
very favourably received by her Majesty. 

1590.] DR. DEE^S DIARV. 33 

gary new ducketes by John Croker^the same evening. Jan. 26th, 
I writt to Mr. Adrian Gilbert two letters. I resolved of the order 
to be ofFred for agreement with Nicholas Fromonds for my howse 
and goodes. The 5 th of March (by old accownt) was Madinia 
Newton, my daughter, christened at Mortlak; godfather. Sir 
George Gary ; godmothers, the Lady Cobham and the Lady Wal- 
singham. March 1 2th, Mrs. Anne Deny born betweene 8 and 9 
afternoone. March 14th, Mr. Dyer cam home from Stade. March 
l7th, Sir Edward Kelly his letter by Francis Garland. March 
21st, Sir George Gary cam to Mortlak. March 27th, Jane appre- 
hended bora quinta a meridie.* My children at this Lady Day in 
Lent, began to go to schole at Mortlak with the scholemaster Mr. 
Lee : I gave him his howse-rent and forty shillings yerely for my 
three sons and my doughter. The howse-rent was allmost 4 s. 
yerely of Mr. Fisher his new howse. April 7th, John Spenser 
cam to me, from Venys new returned, and told me of the Venetian 
philosopher and the goodnes of his gold. April 16th, good Sir 
Francis Walsingham died at night hora undecima. April 19th, I 
delivered my letters to Mr. Thomas KcUqj^ for his brother Sir Ed- 
ward Kelley, knight, at the Emperor^s court at Prage. Francys 
Garland was by, and Mr. Thomas Kelley his wife. God send them 
well thither and hither agayn ! Mr. Emery had disbursed to me 
frankly betwene the tyme from Shrovetyde tyll this May £25. 
May 5th, Mr. Thomas Jack restored unto me part of my magnes 
stone. May 8th, I receyved 20 mark from Sir Richard Lagney, of 
Longlernay. May 16th, I gave Mr. Lee the scholemaster 5^. in 
part of wages. May 1 8th, the two gentlemen, the unckle Mr. 
Richard Gandish, and his nephew the most famous Mr. Thomas 

* There are a great many brief notices in this diary relative to Jane Dee, most of 
which are expressed in astrological symbols ; and as they are exceedingly difficult to 
decipher satisfactorily, and are certainly of very little, if any importance, I have 
thought it expedient to omit them. The entry of " laue a8 defi " is also of frequent 
occurrence, though what " defx " can refer to I have not been able to discover. 


34 DR. dee's diary. [1590. 

Caiidish,* who had say led rownd abowt the world, did viset me 
at Mortlake. May 20th, after dynner, I with my brother, Mr. 
Justice Yong, went to the Archebishop of Canterbury to Lambeth, 
abowt the personagis who used me well. May 2 1 st, I showed my 
indignation against Bacchus feast at Braynferd intended ; gave the 
Bishop of London warning, who toke it in very good part. Ka- 
tharyne, my dowghter, was put to Mistres Brayce at Braynferd, hir 
mother and Arthur went with her after dynner. May 23rd, I 
lent to goodman Dalton, the carpenter, xxs. for a rnonth. May 
29th, 30th, bona nova de industria Domini Richardi Candishii, 
cum Regina et Archiepiscopo et Domino Georgio Carey, de pro- 
positione Etonensis Collegii obtinendi legem. He sent me a hogs- 
hed of claret wyne as a gyft. The Lady Cobham sent my wyfe 
suger and pepper, &c. June 2nd, I writ to Syr Edward Kelly by 
Mr. William Fowler, merchant, dwelling by Ledenhall. June 3rd, 
I was very sik uppon two or thre sage leaves eten in the morning; 
better suddenly at night ; when I cast them up, I was well. The 
pump taken out and the well skoured. June 5th, Thomas Han- 
kinson and Antony my man cam from beyond the seas to Mort- 
lak, June 5th, terrible yll newes of Edward Kelly against me. 
June 24th, £20 of Mr. Candish by Edward Hilton. June 28th, 
I payd Mr. Hudson for all his corn, and also for the wood tyll 
May, receyved synce I cam home. 

July 6th, Mr. Stockden was all payd for his wood 40^. I gave 
the scholemaster Mr. Lee 5s. in part of wagis : he browght me 
my hammer from Mr. Jak, so he hath a quarter's wagis 10*. July 
8th, I receyved Sir Edward Kelly his letters, dated at Prage the 24th 
of May stylo novo. No mention is made of his brother Mr. Thomas 
Kelly coming over. July lOth, the executor of the Lady Ducket 
requered the det. July 11th, I payd nurse Barwik 12^. for ii. 
monthis wagis for Madinia : so she is payd for five monthes. 

* Dee has preserved several interesting notices of his intimacies with the principal 
navigators of his time. A general reference to Hackluyt will be sufficient. 

1590.] DR. dee's diary. 35 

July 13th, I went to the Archbishop of Canterbury: talked with 
him boldly of my right to the personages, and to the treatise of 
Sir Edward Kelley his Alchimy. July 14th, Mr. Gawayn Smyth 
spake frendely for me to the Quene, and she disclosed her favor 
toward me. July 16th, my mynde was somewhat bent to deale 
with my alchimicall exercises. July 25th, I writ a letter of thanks 
to the Lord Threasorer by Edmond Hilton. I sent the Lord 
Chancellor his letters from Brunswyk, of Conrad Nettlebronner 
his ill behaviour. July 3 1 st, I gave Mr. Richard Candish the 
copy of Paracelsus twelve lettres, written in French with my own 
hand ; and he promised me, before my wife, never to disclose to 
any that he hath it ; and that yf he dye before me he will restore it 
agayn to me ; but if I dy befor him, that he shall deliver it to one 
of my sonnes, most fit among them to have it. Theoddor had a 
sore fall on his mowth at mid-day. Aug. 2nd, Mrs. Stoner's 
Sonne born circa horam tertiam a meridie. Nurs her great afflic- 
tion of mynde. Aug. 5th, Rowland fell into the Tems over hed 
and eares abowt noone or somewhat after. Aug. 8th, I gave Nurse 
Barwick six shillings, so she is payd for the half yere due on 
Weynsday next. Aug. 9th, 1 payd to Mr. Lee the scholemaster 5^. 
Aug. 22nd, Ann my nurse had long byn tempted by a wycked 
spirit : but this day it was evident how" she was possessed of him. 
God is, hath byn, and shall be her protector and deliverer ! Amen. 
Aug. 25th, Anne Frank was sorowfol, well comforted and stayed 
in God's mercyes acknowledging. Aug. 2Gth, at night I anoynted 
(in the name of Jesus) Ann Frank her brest with the holy oyle. 
Aug. 30th, in the morning she required to be anoynted, and I did 
very devowtly prepare myself, and pray for vertue and powr and 
Christ his blessing of the oyle to the expulsion of the wycked ; 
and then twyse anoynted, the wycked one did resest a while. 
Sept. 1st, I receyved letters from Sir Edward Kelley by Francis 
Garland. Sept. 8th, Nurse Anne Frank wold have drowned hir- 
self in my well, but by divine Providence I cam to take her up 
befor she was overcome of the water. Sept. 23rd, Sonday, 1 gave 

36 DR. DEE^S DIARY. [1590. ^ 

Nurse Barwyk six shillings for a monthis wages to ende on 
Wensday comme a fortnight ; Mrs. Stackden was by. Sept. 29th, 
Nurse Anne Frank most miserably did cut her owne throte, after- 
none abowt four of the clok, pretending to be in prayer before 
Jier keeper^ and suddenly and very quickly rising from prayer, and 
going toward her chamber, as the may den her keper thowght, but 
indede straight way down the stayrs into the hall of the other 
howse, behinde the doore, did that horrible act ; and the mayden 
who way ted on her at the stayr-fote followed her, and missed to 
fynde her in three or fowr places, tyll at length she hard her 
rattle in her owne blud. 

Oct. 11th, Mr. Cumber cam to me. Oct. 14th, payd Nurse 
Barwik six shillings for one month ending on the seventh, being 
Wensday. Oct. 15th, this afternoone and all the night following 
a great storme of wynde at North-West. One Pry chard that had 
marryed Proctor Lewes his widdow, demaunded £24 of me uppon 
an obhgation of £64 : whereof by the very note on the bak of the 
same £48 is payd, so that £16 only remayne and not £24, as he 
unduely demanded : which £16 I challenged for the costes of his 
Sonne John, three yeres and longer being with me in Mortlak, 
and having also his lerning free. Notwithstanding my wife afraid 
I)ayd a pownd or two to Mr. Lewys of that £16, and yet Prichard 
will go to law. Nov. 12th, the Archbishop of Canterbury gave 
me £5 in ryalls and angels circa horam decimam matutina. 
Nov. 20th, Her Majestic cam to Richemond. Nov. 27th, the 
Quene's Majestic, being at Richemont, graciously sent for me. 
I cam to her at three quarters of the clok afternone, and she sayd 
she wold send me something to kepe Christmas with. Nov. 28th, 
Mr. Candish on Saterday gave my wife forty shilHngs, and on 
Tuesday after sent £10 in ryalls and angels, and before he sent 
me £20, £32 in all. My cousin Mr. Thomas Junes cam in the 
ende of the terme about St. Andrew^s even. Dec. 1st, Her Ma- 
jestic commaunded Mr. John Herbert, Master of Requests, to 
write to the Commissioners in my behalf. Dec. 2nd, order taken 

1590.J DR. dee's diary. 37 

by the Commissioners for my howse and goods. Her Majesty 
told Mr. Candish that she wold send me an hundred angels to 
kepe my Christmas withall. Dec. 3rd, goodwife Tyndale payd 
for Antony his lodging for eleven wekes dew at his going away 
5s. 6d., and before she had for seven wekes. Dec. 4th, the 
Quene^s Majestic called for me at my dore circa 35- a meridie as 
she passed by, and I met her at Estshene gate^ where she gra- 
ciously^ putting down her mask, did say with mery chere, " I 
thank thee, Dee ; there was never promisse made but it was 
broken or kept.'^ I understode her Majesty to mean of the hun- 
dred angels she promised to have sent me this day, as she yester- 
night told Mr. Richard Candish. Dec. 6th, Mr. Thomas Griffith 
my cosen from Llanbeder cam to see me, and lay all night with 
me, and allso Mr. Thomas Jones, and in the Monday morning 
went by water to London, and so the same day homeward. A 
meridie circa 3^ recepi a Regina Domina £50. Dec. 8th, at Chel- 
sey disputing with Doctor Mather, bishop of Bristow ; in danger 
of water hora 5^ I stayed at Chelsey. Dec. 14th, the Queue's Ma- 
jestic called for me at my dore as she rod by to take ayre, and I 
met her at Estshene gate. Dec. 16th, Mr. Candish receyved from 
the Queue's Majestic warrant by word of mowth to assure me to 
do what I wold in philosophic and alchimie, and none shold chek, 
controll, or molest me ; and she sayd that she wold ere long send 
me £50 more to make up the hundred pound. I gave Mr. 
Candish the Bishop of Scotland his conclusion with marchaunts. 
Mr. Candish went from Mortlak at four of clok at nyght toward 
London and so into Sufiblk. Dec. 18th, Mr. Robert Maynard 
natus circa horam decimam ante meridiem Londini. 

1591. Jan. 21st, utterly put owt of hope for recovering the two 

parsonages * by the Lord Archbishop and the Lord Threasorer. 

'Feb. 1 3th, Bartilmew cam up. March 2th, borrowed £20 uppon 

* See the " Compendious Rehcarsull," published by Hearne from a Manuscript in 
the Cottoniaa collection, now partially destroyed by fire, for a more extended account 
of this. 

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38 DR. dee's diary. [1591. 

plate and payd this day £19 in Mortlak. March 21st, remember 
that on Passion Sunday, being the 21st of March by our accownt, 
all things was payd for to Mr. Thomas Hudson for wood and 
corne, abowt £14, at his howse when he was syk of the strangury. 
Allso to godman Bedell was payd £4 for billet, baven, and lose 
fagot the same day. Payd likewise to gudwife Wesder eight shil- 
lings for one monthes nursing of Madinia, and 4^. more before- 
hande. March 26th, Mr. Beale sent me home the first my own 
hand copy of the volume of Famous and Rich Discoveries * which 
I had given anno 1583 to Andrew Strange. 

May 12th, I payd goodwife Welder xiJ5. for vij. wekes ending 
then next from the Wensday before Ester-day last. May 25th, 
of the old Kalander, Sir Thomas Jones Knight (unaxed) ofFred 
me his castell of Emlyn in Wales to dwell in so long as he had 
any interest in it, whose lease dureth yet twelve yeres, freely, 
with commodityes adjoining unto it ; and allso to have as much 
mow land for rent, as myght pleasure me sufficiently. The 27th 
day he confirmed the same his offer agayn before Mr. John Har- 
bert, Master of the Requestes, in his hall in Mortlak ; which his 
offers I did accept of, and he was glad thereof. May 31st, Bar- 
tilmew [Hickman] cam up and browght Jane his dowghter with 
him. Mr. R. Ed. his boke and letter. June 8th, WiUiam Asp- 
land of Essex and Th. Collen. June 12th, lent Chronica Hol- 
landiee Magna to Mr. Beale on Saterday manuscript, which Mr. 
Webb lent me. June 14th, Jane Hikman to goodwife TyndalFs 
to lern. June 27th, Arthur wownded on his hed by his own wan- 
ton throwing of a brik-bat upright, and not well avoyding the fall 
of it agayn, at Mr. Harberts abowt sonn-setting. The half-brik 
weighed 241b. June 30, Madinia was taken home from goodwife 


July 28th, Mr. Dyer sent me xx. angels by Mr. Thomas Webbes. 
July 30th, reconciliation betweene Mr. Dyer and me solemnized 

* Now in the Cottonian collection. Ashmole has preserved a copy of it in MS. 
Ashm. 1790. 

1591.] DR. dee's diary. 39 

the afternone on Friday, and on Saterday (the 31st) all day tyll 
my going by boat at Mr. WebVs lodging at Rochester Howse. 
July 31st, by old Kalender, abowt an eleven of the clok Jane was 
at London very faynt syke, redy to swownd, and in a faynt swete. 
It was thowght that then she quickened. The last of Julie, 
Saterday by the old accownt, Barthelmew cam up ; he went down 
on Tuesday, the 3rd day of August, from Mortlak. Aug. 2nd, 
Monday, Mr. William Diggs his philosophicall curtesy all day. 
Sept. 22nd, Madinia fell from the bed and hurt her forhed abowt 
one of the clok afternone. Oct. 15th, after midnight very wyndy 
northerly. Oct. 23rd, a storm of wynde S.W. afternone. Dec. 
3rd, wyndie S.W. Dec. 14th, I had a very jentle answer at the 
Lord Thresorer^s hand hora decima ante meridiem at the court of 
Whitehall. Dec. 20th, a jentle answer of the Lord Threasorer 
that the Queue wold have me have something at this promotion 
of bishops at hand. 

1592. Jan. 1st, my dowghter Francys borne on New Yeres day 
at the sun-rising exactly. Jan. 2nd, Barthilmew and his brother 
Ambrose cam this Sonday to Mortlak. Jan. 9th, Francys 
christened afternone. Francys went with her nurse to Barne 
Elms. Mr. Edward Maynard borne in the morning betwene 2 
and 3 after mydnight. Arthur fell into a quotidian jentle ague at 
9 of the clok in the morning as he was at the servyce in the hall. 
Jan. 24th, Mr. Thomas Oliver becam acquaynted with me at 
Mortlak. March 6th, the Queue granted my sute to Dr. Awbrey. 
March 9th, the pryvy scale at night. March 16th, the great scale. 
March 18th, Arthur and Katharine were let blud at London by 
Doctor Dodding^s cownsayle. March 24th, £25 Mr. Tho. Movvn- 
son. March 25th, I payd £lO to Nicholas Fromonds paulo ante ^ 
solis occasum, when he most abhominably revyled me. March 
'30th, on Thursday Mr. Saunders of Ewell sent home my great 
sea cumpas, but without a nedle ; it cam in the night by water. 

April 5th, the Lady Russell robbed a little after mydnight of 
perles, diamands, &c. One John Smyth is suspected, a yong man 

40 DR. dee's diary. [1592. 

of thirty yeres old, very ingenious in many handy workes, melan- 
cholek. April 8th, Richard cam to my servyce, 405. yerely and a 
livery. April 9th, lOth, agreed with my brother Nicholas Fromonds 
with Mr. Webbs, at 8 of the clok on Wensday night, and 8 on 
Tuesday night. April 1 4th, Winifrede Goose, wife of goodman 
Goose of Tuddington, dowghter of Harry Wyse, eviley tempted, 
cam to me with her sister. April 16th, be deaavpo a Pok. April 
27th, fihus Marias Nevell hora 3|- a meridie et aliquantus tardus 
by Chichester. May 3rd, Wensday, at 10 of the clok Arthur was 
put to AVestmynster Schole under Mr. Grant and Mr. Camden. 
May 11th, I borowed ten pound of Master Thomas Smith to be 
paid at Christmas next. May 12th, great wynde at north. May 
15th, Marian cam again a meridie hora septima. May 16th, I rode 
to Harfelde to the Lord Anderson, Lord Justice of the Common 
Pleas, 12 myles off. May 25th, hora sexta a meridie mowght 
have byn a quarell betwene Mr. Web and Mr. Morgan with one 
eye for £4. left unpayd uppon a bill. June 16th, Sir John Perrot 
judged to be drawn, hanged, and quartered. 

July 23rd, at Grenwich abowt mydnight following this day 
began the first evydent shew of my grief of kidneys ; whereuppon 
Doctor Giffard caused me to have a glyster, and so the next day 
I was easid of my grief. July 29th, Robert Theneth of Rushmer 
by Ypswych made acquaintance with me : he told me of Mr. 
Carter a man of 80 yeres old in Yorkshyre. Aug. 6th, I went to 
Nonsuch to the court, wyder the Countess of Warwik sent me 
word by Mr. Ferdinando of the Queue's gratious speches at St. 
Crosses, and the Lord Archbishop told me the like. Aug. 8th, 
after the midnight of Monday, being the 7th day, the second fytt 
of the stone in my kydnes did molest me for G or 7 howres. Aug. 
9th, the Lord Threasorer invited me to dynner at Mr. Maynards 
at Mortlak, where Sir Robert Cecill and Sir Thomas Cisell and 
his lady wer allso. The Lord Threasorer allso sent me some 
venison to supper. He invited me to dynner allso the tenth day, 
where the Lord Cobham cam also to dynner, and after dynner he 

1592.] DR, dee's diary. 41 

requested the Lord Threasorer to help me to St. Crosses, which 
he promised to do his best in. Aug. 11th, Mr. Kemp of Micheam, 
my old acquayntance, abowt an eleven of clok (allmost) before 
none, told me of the rare appearing, Aug. I7th, I went to Micheam 
to Mr. Kemp. Aug. 2 1 st, I went to the Lord Cobham and the 
Lady Cobham to London. Aug. 23rd, Mr. Cholmely and his 
mayde ante meridiem hor. 11^. The humor so suddenly falling 
into the calf of my left leg as if a stone had hit me. Aug. 26th, 
Mr. Heriot 40^.* Auditor Hill, £4. Remember all thing is payd 
to our nurse at Barnes for the girle Francys Dee from hir birth 
untyll the ende of her eight month, lacking 12^., and on Sunday, 
the 27th of this August, we so concluded, when we gave the nurse 
ten shillings. The eight month ended (from Newyere's day 
morning last) the 12th of this month. Sept. 4th, 5th, 6th, very 
tempestuous, windy at West, Sowtherly. Sept. 5th, the Tems 
very shallow at London. Sept. 6th, goodman Warryn of Market- 
harborogh. Robert Web cam from Mr. Ponsoys to write, and 
is to com agayn within thre wekes. Sept. 7th, Robert Charles of 
Northamptonchyre and goodman Warren of Marketharborow in 
my howse at Mortlak promised me to help Barthilmew Hikman 
with £12 to pay on Michelmas Day next to discharge the bond 
for his brother-in-lav,^ This they promised uppon condition I 
wold be bownd to them to see them repayd agayn. I sent a letter 
to Sir Robert Thaneth to Rushmer by Ypsv/ych by the wagon- 
man who is at ynn at the George in Lombard Streete. He sayd 
that Robert Thaneth was at home and well. Sept. 19th, I had 
on the Sunday abowt 7 of the clok afternone the cramp most ex- 
tremely in the very centre of the calves of both my legs, and in 
the place where I had the suddeyn grief on Bartilmew-even last I 
had payn so intollerable as yf the vaynes or artheries wold have 
broken by extreme stretching, or how els I cannot tell. The payn 

* This entry is not very clear. It either refers perhaps to Harriot, the celebrated 
mathematician, or to the London goldsmith whom the Abbotsford novelist has im- 


42 DR. dee's diary. [1592. 

lasted abowt half a quarter of an howr. I toke my purgation of 
six grayns. I began in the morning to drink the drink for the 
stone in the kydney. Sept. 28th^ Mr. Laiesley promised me ten 
shepe and four quarters of wheat. Sept. 30th, Elizabeth Denby 
went from me to Mistres Herberts' to servyce. 

Oct. 13th, I exhibited to the Archbishop of Canterbury two 
bokes of blasphemie against Christ and the Holy Ghoste, desyring 
him to cause them to be confuted : one was Christian Franken, 
printed anno 1585 in Poland; the other was of one Sombius 
against one Carolius, printed at Ingolstad anno 1582 in octavo. 
Oct. 14th, 15th, a mighty wynde at sowth-west. Oct. 3()th, 31st, 
one of these two dayes I hurt my left shyn against the sharp small 
end of a wooden rammar abowt four of the clok afternone. Nov. 
1st, Mr. Ashly, his wife, and their familie, did com to my howse 
and remayned ther. They had my mother's chamber, the mayde's 
chamber, and all the other howse. Nov. 9th, Her Majestie's 
grant of my supplication for commissioners to comme to me. The 
Lady Warwik obteyned it. Nov. 22nd, the commissioners from 
Her Majestic, Mr. Secretary Wolly and Sir Thomas George, cam 
to Mortlak to my howse. Nov. 28th, to Richard Walkdyne of his 
wagis 20s. Dec. 1st, a little after none the very vertuous Cowntess 
of Warwik sent me word very speedily by hir gentleman Mr. 
Jones from the cowrt at Hampton Cowrt that this day Her Majestic 
had granted to send me spedily an hundred marks, and that Sir 
Thomas George had very honorably dealt for me in the cause. 
Dec. 2nd, Sir Thomas George browght me a hundred marks from 
her Majestic. Dec. 24th to 31st, at Mr. Lurensey of Tooting all 
these days, and Newyere's Day allso, and so cam home by coach 
(as we went) by Tuesday none, I, my wyfe, Arthur, Kate, &c. 
Dec. 31st, at Tooting at Mr. R. Luresey his howse; abowt thre of 
the clok after dynner dyd the Bishop of Laigham serve process 
uppon me for the nangle, but most unduely. 

1593. January, the Lord Threasorer lay dangerously syk in the 
begynning of this month. Jan. 2nd, I cam home from Tooting. 

1593.] DR. dee's diary. . 43 

Jan. 7tb^ I receyved letters from the Lord Lasky from his capi- 
taynate in Livonia, and I wrote answer agayn. Jan. lOth, this 
day death seased on him. This day at none dyed Edward May- 
nard just on yere old. Jan. 11th, buried this day at ten of the 
clok. Jan. 15th, Mr. Ashley, the clerk of the cownsayle, his wife 
and whole family removed from my howse in Mortlak to theyr 
howse in London in Holborn, with all his whole family. He and 
she had used me, my wife and childern, wurshipfully and bownti- 
fully for our frendeship shewed unto them for the lone of our 
howse and lodgings from Allhallow-tyde last. Master Maynard 
allso his howsehold removed the 15th and 16th day to London, 
and my stable free delivered. Jan. 20th, I sent my letters for the 
Lord Lasky to be carryed in a shyp of Dansk called the John of 
Dansk. Jan. 21st, Sonday, about none Wenefryde Goose her sone 
born and died, and she did [there] uppon for old melancholik pangs 
destroy herself. Memorandum, my nurse at Barnes had xvj^. 
more besides the last 40s. in the begynning of this month. Feb. 
14th, Francys Dee, she cam from the nurse at Barnes ; the woman 
very unquiet and unthankfull. Feb. 15th, Her Majestic gratiously 
accepted of my few lynes of thankfulnes delivered unto her by the 
Cowntess of Warwik hora secunda a meridie at Hampton Court, 
two or three dayes before the remove to Somerset Howse. Feb. 
21st, I borrowed £10 of Mr. Thomas Digges* for one hole 
yere. Feb. 22nd, a sharp anger betwene me and the Bishop of 
Leightyn in the towr, for that he wold not shew his farder interest 
to Nangle : he sayd that after I had seen his brode seal of commen- 
dation, that I had institution and induction to the Nangle. Then I 
sayd his lordship did fable. He there uppon that so moved that 
he called me spitefully " coniver.'' I told him that he did lye in 
so saying, and that I wold try on the fleysh of him, or by a bas- 
taned gown of him, if he wer not prisoner in the Towr. Inter 

* This notice is particularly interesting, showing the intimate connexion which 
existed between the first English mathematician of the day and the philosopher of 

44 TiR. dee's diary. [1593. 

12« et 2a a meridie my sharp anger with the Bishop of Leightyn 
in the heftenante's dyning parlor before the Lieutenant Sir Michael 
Blunt. Mr. Liewtenat Nant and Mr. Blunt are wittnesses. March 
12th and I3th^ these two nights I dremed much of Mr. Kelly, as 
if he wer in my howse famihar with his wife and brother. March 
17th, Francis Garland cam home and browght me a letter from 
Mr. Thomas Kelly. I made acquayntance with Syr Thomas Cha- 
loner. Knight, who married sergeant Fletewood^s dowghter; Mr. 
Thomas Webbes was the meanes. At six after none receyved 
from Mr. Francis NichoUs £15, part of one hundred pounds, the 
rest whereof £85 is to be receyved from Mr. NicoUs within a fort- 
night after the Annunciation of Our Lady next ; and after that in 
the beginning of June £lOO, and in Julie the third hundred 
powndes : and I am to teach him the conclusion of fixing and 
teyning the moon, &c. 

April 3rd, Bartilmew Hikman and Robert Charles cam up. 
Letice cam with Barthilmew, and went away agayn. April 8th, 
Letice cam agayn from Barnet to my servyse. I receyved £50 
of Mr. Nichols. April 9th, I gave Barthilmew Hikman £12 in 
new angels to give and pay to Robert Charles, which he had payd 
for him at Michelmas last. I gave him allso a double pistolet for 
his courtesy. Little Adolph Webbes cam to me. April 10th, 
Barthilmew and Robert Charles went homward. May 7th, 
Thomas Richardson of Bissham cam to Mortlak to me. May 9th, 
he and Mr. Laward of the Chandry cam. Our court day at 
Wymbledon. May 1 Ith, mane hora octava WiUiam Emery of 
Danbery in Essex became my retayner at Mortlak, commended 
by Mr. Thanet of Rushmer by Ypswich, borne 1568, Julii 4. I 
gave Robert Web IO5. Richard 10s, and Elizabeth 3s. in the 
begynning of this month. May 21st, be it remembered that on 
this xxj. day of May I bargayned with and bowght of Mr. Mark 
Perpoint, of Mortlak, that next mansion howse with the plat, and 
all the appertenances abowt it for £32, as the sayd Mr. Perpoint 
of late had at the last court-day bowght it, and had surrender of it 

1593.] DR. dee's diary. 45 

unto him made of Thomas Knaresborowgh for £25 to mydsom- 
mer next. Abowt two of the clok after none, before Jane my 
wife in the strete, I gave him a saffron noble in ernest for a drink 
peny. Mr. Hawkins, of London, at that instant cam to have 
bowght it. May 27th, Mr. Francys Blunt, brother to the late 
Lord Mountjoy, unkle to the Lord Mowntjoy living, and to Sir 
Charles of the court, cam to be acquaynted to me, he having byn 
a travayle at Constantinople. June 4th, Barthilmew Hikman 
cam to Mortlak in the morning. June 22nd, I had my copy of 
Mr. Roger Dale our stuard, and had £5 the fine released of the 
Lord his bowntifullnes. I told the stuard that I had bowght the 
howse of Mr. Mark Perpoynt, and he desyred to see the note of 
his copy, and so I did. I told Mr. Perpoint that I had byn at 
London to prepare his mony, and I told him that I had seen the 
court-roll for his copy. I went to London to fetch the £32 for 
Mr. Perpoint, and so I sent him word. This evening I browght 
the mony, but he was gon to bed. This morning I tendered the 
mony, and told it at goodman Welder's before Mr. Stokden, and 
goodman Welder, but Mr. Perpoint refused to perform the bar- 
gayn. Deus bene vertat ! 

July 13th, I gave to Robert 5s. upon his wagis this day. July 
14th, I gave 45. to Letise, part of her noble for her quarter wagis, 
ending the 9th day of this month. July 18th, I bowght goodman 
Welder his hovel, which is in the yard of the howse next me, which 
I bowght of Mr. Mark Perpoint. I gave him a new angel and 
five new shillings, and he is to have more 5^., that is 20^. in all ; 
and if I cannot compact to enter the howse, then hee is to tak his 
hovel, and to restore it to me. July 2 1st, I gave to Richard 5s. 
uppon his wagis this day. July 22nd, I payd Mr. Childe 
£7. 135. 4d. for all his wood, xx. lode and vj. July 24th, the offer 
for the bargayn agayn of Mr. Perpoynt's behalf : this is Mr. Stok- 
den's doing. July 27th, remember that this Friday I payd Mr. 
Tomson £4 for his master Mr. Herbert, which I borrowed 12th 
of December 1592: and Mr. Herbert sent it agayn to my furder 

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use by Mistres Lee. Aug. 7th, Mystres Twyne and Mystres 
Banister cam to viset me. Mr. Bele and Mrs. Bele, Mistres Plan, 
Mrs. Parpointj, &c. dyned with me. I gave Robert Web 5s. ; he 
sent it to Mr. Homes. Aug. 9th, I dyned with the Lord Keper at 
Kew. Aug. iTth, I and my wife and Katharin our dowghter 
dvned with the Lord Keper at Kew. Aug. 28th, I was all day 
with the Lord Keper. Mr. Web and the philosopher cam. Aug. 
29th, Mr. Web and the philosopher cam again. Aug. 30th, Mis- 
tres Redhed, mother to Mr. John Ponsoys by her first husbond, 
Mr. Gubbens, bokebynder, and his wife, and the same day Mr. 
Redhed himself, one of her Majestie's jentlemen hushers, cam to 
me. Sept. 11th, Jana, post triduimam segrotationem abortiebatur, 
mane hora decima. Sept. 13th, the howse surrendered for me by 
Mr. Mark Perpoint, Mr. WilUam Walker of Wimbledon, Miles 
Holland, Mr. John Stockden, the thre customarie tenants, w4th 
promys to bring in his wife at the next court day to surrender. 
Sept. 18th, Ehzabeth Kyrtonhad 2s. 6d, Sept. 20th, Barthilmew 
Hikman cam to Mortlak, and Robert Charles. I gave Robert 
Web 5s. by Arthur. Sept. 26th, Mr. Herbert went toward the 
court, and so toward Waty. Sept. 28th, tempestuous, w4ndy, 
clowdy, hayl and rayn, after three of the clok after none. Re- 
member that the last day of this month Ehzabeth Kyrton, who 
had served me twelve yeres, five yeres uppon prentiship and 
seven for wagis, five yeres therof for four nobles a yere, 
and the two last for five nobles the yere, was payd her full 
payment now remayning due : whereuppon she receyved £4. 4s. 
for her due of wagis remayning ; and I gave her moreover an half 
angel new in gold, and my wife another ; Arthur half-a-crown for 
him and his brother ; Katharyn half-a-crown for her and her sister. 
And so she wente from my servyce uppon no due cause known 
to me. 

Oct. 4th, Sir Edward Keley set at liberty by the Emperor. 
Oct. 12th, Mr. Cornelio Camaiere cam from the Lord Lasky from 
Livonia. Oct. 15th, Margerie Thornton cam to my servyce. 
Oct. 18th, before Mr. Perpoint, Miles Holland, Robert AVellder, 

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William Beck surrendred my cottage agayn unto me^ and I payd 
him £5, the full £12 as it cost him. To Letice two shillings. 
Oct. 20th^ Mr. Cornelio went toward the flete of Stade to returne. 
Oct. 24th^ Ostende besieged by report. Not true. Oct. 25th, 
Mr. Gray^ the Lady Cumberland's preacher, his wrangling and 
denying and despising alchimicall philosophers. Nov. 5th. Air. 
Francys Nicolls, Mr. Prise, Mr. Nores. Nov. 18th, Jane most 
desperately angry in respect of her maydes. Nov. 20th, Margery 
went and Dorothe Legg cam for 30^. yerely. Margery Thornton 
was dismissed from my servyce to Mrs. Child, and Dorothe Leg 
cam by Mrs Mary Revel's sending the same day and howr, hora 
tertia after none. Nov. 26th, John, sometymes Mr. Colman's 
servant, cam to me from the Lady Cowntess of Cumberland. 
Dec. 3rd, the Lord Willowghby his bowntifull promys to me. 
The Cowntess of Kent, his syster, and the Cowntess of Cumber- 
land visited me in the afternone. The Lord Willowghby dyned 
with me. Dec. 4th, £20 Lord Willughby. Dec. 5th, the newes 
of Sir Edward Kelly his libertie. Dec. 11th, I gave Robert 20*. 
at his going to London with my wife. Dec. 22nd, I gave Robert 
two shillings. Dec. 24th, Mr. Webbes committed to the Marshal- 
sea. Dec. 25 th, this night Mr. Webbes got out, and taken this 
day (the 26th). 

1594. Jan. 3rd, the Lord Keper sent my wife 20 angels in a 
new red velvet purse, cira occasum sohs paulo ante. Jan. 4th, 
D. Michael Peiserus, Doctor Medicus Marchionis Brandeburgen- 
sis, me humanissime invisit. Jan. 5th, a very tempestuous wyndy 
night. Jan. 9th, Robert Thickpeny from Sir Richard Martyn, 
and Miles Holland, baylif for the Lord of the Manor, sealed up 
Mr. Webb's chest, and case of boxes. Jan. 19th, the cobler with 
the mad woman. Jan. 25th, 1 sent my letters to Mr. Lording for 
Mr. Pontoys to Dantsiz. Jan. 26th, I cam to Mr. Web to the 
Marshalsea. Jan. 27th, Thomas Richardson cam while I was at 
London, and so I fownd him at home ; and agayn he promised 
me his working of forty dayes. Jan. 28th, Mr. Vander Laen 

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promised on 26 day to begyn his work of fixing lunam. Madinia 
somwhat sickly. Robert Wood, visitted with spirituall creatures, 
had comfort by conference. Jan. 3 1st, Mr. Vander Laen began 
his work of luna^ five myle sowth from Glocester. Mr. Morgan 
Treherne told me of Mr. Lawrence of eighty yeres old. Mr. 
Thomas Sharp, chief stuard to the Lady Russell at Bisham, is 
master and good frende to Thomas Richardson, as he himselfe 
told me. Theodore Dee from the myddle of this month had his 
left ey blud-shotten from the side next his temple, very sore 
bludshotten, above thre wekes contynuing. Feb. 1st, Mr. John 
Ask sent me two httle dubble gilt bowles waying thirteen ownces 
and a half. Feb. 7th, Sir Thomas Wilks offer philosophical! cam 
to my hands by Mr. Morice KifFyn. This day the Archbishop 
of Canterbury inclined sometyme to the request of dispensation. 
Feb. 20th, 21st, Theodor fell sick in the Shrovtyde weke, and so 
into a tertian ague. March 10th, uppon a flight of feare bycause 
of Mr. Webbes his sending for me to come to him to the Mar- 
shalsea, now when he looked to be condemned on the Monday or 
Tuesday next. March IGth, Barthilmew Hikman cam up. March 
1 8th, Mr. Heriot cam to me. March 20th, I did before Barthil- 
mew Hikman pay Letice her full yere's wagis ending the 7th day 
of Aprill next ; her wagis being four nobles, an apron, a payr of 
hose and shoes. March 23rd, I gave Barthilmew Hikman the 
nag which the Lord Keper had given me. Barthilmew Hikman 
and William his brother went homward. Magus disclosed by 

frendeship of Mr. Richard Aired. A avhhev iravy 0(p ayyep /3ervveve 

M. NiKToXs arb ^e. March 2Sth, Mr. Francis Garland browght me 
Sir Edward Kelley and his brother's letters. March 31st, a great 
fit of the stone in my left kydney : all day I could do but three or 
four drops of water, but I drunk a draught of white wyne and 
salet oyle, and after that, crabs' eys in powder with the bone in 
the carp's head, and abowt four of the clok I did eat tosted cake 
buttered, and with suger and nutmeg on it, and drunk two great 
draughts of ale with it ; and I voyded within an howr much water, 

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and a stone as big as an Alexander seed. God be thanked ! Five 
shillings to Robert Webb^ part of his wagis. 

April 1st, Capitayn Hendor made acquayntance with me, and 
shewed me a part of his pollicy against the Spanishe King his in- 
tended mischief agaynst her Majestie and this realme. April 4th, 
John Stokden cam to study with our children. Mr. Thomas Wye 
cam with a token from Mistres Ashley. Remove to Mr. Harding 
and Mr. Abbot at Oxford abowt my Arabik boke. April 5th, my 
right ey very sort? and bludshotten. April 7th, Mr. Nicols cam 
agayn out of Northampton. Mr. Barret and Mistres Barret cam 
to visit me. May 3rd, betwene 6 and 7 after none the Quene 
sent for me to her in the privy garden at Grenwich, when I deli- 
vered in writing the hevenly admonition, and Her Majestie tok it 
thankfully. Onely the Lady Warwyk and Sir Robert Cecill his 
Lady wer in the garden with Her Majestie. May 18th, Her Ma- 
jestie sent me agayn the copy of the letter of G. K. with thanks 
by the Lady Warwick. May 21st, Sir John Wolley moved my 
sute to Her Majesty. She graunted after a sort, but referred all 
to the Lord of Canterbury. May 25th, Dr. Awbrey moved my sute 
to Her Majesty, and answere as before. May 29th, with the Arch- 
bishop before the Quene cam to her house. June 3rd, I, my wife, 
and seven children, before the Quene at Thisellworth. My wife 
kissed her hand. I exhibited my request for the Archbishop to 
com to my cottage. June 6th, supped with the Lord Archl^ishop. 
Invited him to my cottage. June 11th, given to Robert Webb at 
London seven shillings in the begynning of this month. June 
15th, £40 of Mr. Thomas Harward. I shuld have £60 more. A 
great fytt of the stone in my kydneys. June 20th, Mistres Mag- 
dalen Perpoynt was sole examined of our Stuard at the Temple. 
June 22nd, morgaged my late purchas to Mr. Richard White for 
£30, to be received within a few dayes. June 23rd, I discharged 
Robert Web of my service, and gave him 40 shiUings for a full 
satisfaction of all things. Thomas Richardson cam and offered me 
his work and labor, and had, as he requested, my letter to Mr. 


DIARY«r- ^ [1594. 

Thomas Sharpe. June 24th, on Midsommer Bay Antony Ryve 
Taylor cam to my service, for wagis By the yere three pounds and 
a livery. Barthilmew Hikman cam. June 2Gth, I discharged 
Jane Hikman to go with her father Barthilmew home into North- 
amptonshire, and gave her ten shillings, and promised her at Hal- 
lowtyd ten shiUings more. Barthilmew Hikman and Goodman 
Ball with Jane Hikman went homward. June 29th, after I had 
hard the Archbishop his answers and discourses, and that after he 
had byn the last Sonday at Tybald^s with the Queue and Lord 
Threasorer, I take myself confounded for all suing or hoping for 
anything that was. And so adiew to the court and courting tyll 
God direct me otherwise ! The Archbishop gave me a payre of 
sufferings to drinke. God be my help as he is my refuge ! Amen. 

July 1st, I gave Robert yet more a French crown for a farwell. 
July 2nd, given to Richard ten shillings uppon his wagis. July 
6th, Michael becam distempered in his hed and bak. July 9th, 
in the morning began my hed to ake and be hevy more then of 
late, and had some wambling in my stomach. I had broken my 
fast with sugar sopps, &c. I gave Letice my servant 5s. part of 
her wagis : with part whereof she was to buy a smok and necker- 
cher. July 13th, in ortu solis Michael Dee did give up the ghost 
after he sayd, " O Lord, have mercy uppon me ! '' July 1 9th, 
goodman Richardson began his work. Aug. 19th^ Elizabeth 
Felde cam to my servyce : she is to have five nobles the yere and 
a smok. Aug. 26th, Mr. Gherardt, the chirurgion and herbalist, 
[cam to me] . Aug. 30th, Monsieur Walter Mallet toke his leave 
of me to go home to Tholose. He had the fix oyle of saltpetre. 
Sept. 18th, I sent letters to Sir Ed. K. and T. Kelly, between 10 
and 2 after none taken from the dore. 

Oct. 3rd, I payd Mrs. Stockden £4 I borrowed of her; I payd 
her 26s. Sd. for four loade of wood. I remayn debter for a load 
of hay, and for 400 of billet in forks. Oct. 4th, payd Mr. Childe 
£3, \0s. for ten lode of lose faggot. Oct. 14th, Mr. Robert 
Thomas cam to my howse to dwell. Oct. 28th, hora 6^ a me- 

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ridie, I writ and sent a letter to the Lady Skydmor, in my wife's 
name, to move her Majestie that eyther I might declare my case 
to the body of the cownsayle, or else under the great scale to 
have lycens to go freely any whither. Oct. 31st, lightening with- 
out thunder in the afternone and in the night following. 

Nov. 24th, receyved a letter from Sir Edward Kelley by Row- 
ley. Dec. 2nd, Francys Garland cam to England from Prage. 
Just five yeres past I cam to England from Breame as Francis 
Garland cam now : but the Stade flete stayed at Harwich. The 
2nd of our cold December, Barthilmew was preferred by me to the 
Lord Willoughby his servyce at Barbican, in the presence of the 
Cowntess of Kent : and the Lord Willoughby did presently write 
his warrant to Mr. Jonson in Fletestreet, taylor, to deliver to 
Barthilmew his cloth and couishins, and so it was to Barthilmew 
delivered immediately. Dec. 7th, Jane my wife delivered her 
supplication to the Queue's Majestie, as she passed out of the 
privy garden at Somerset Howse to go to diner to the Savoy to 
Syr Thomas Henedge. The Lord Admirall toke it of the Queue. 
Her Majestie toke the bill agayn and kept [it] uppon her cushen ; 
and on the 8th day, by the chief motion of the Lord Admirall, and 
somwhat of the Lord Buckhurst, the Queue's wish was to the 
Lord Archbishop presently that I shuld have Dr. Day his place 
in Powles. Dec. 22nd, payd seven shillings to Elizabeth Felde, 
part of her wagis. Given to Lettyce 5s., part of her wagis. Payd 
to Richard Ss., part of his wagis ; and all other reckenings payd. 

1595. Jan. 8rd, the Wardenship of Manchester spoken of by 
the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Feb. 5th, my bill of Man- 
chester offered to the Queue afore dynner by Sir John Wolly to 
signe, but she deferred it. Feb. 10th, at two after none 1 toke a 
cutpurse taking my purse out of my pocket in the Temple. Feb. 
18th, Mr. Laward his sonne Thomas born at noone or a little 
after, J vel ^. Consultatio et deliberatio prima cum Marmione 
Haselwood in fine istius mensis. March 18th, Mr. Francis Gar- 
land cam this morning to viset me, and had much talk with me 

52 DR. dee's diary. [1595. 

of Sir E. K. March 20th, Mr. Marmion Haselwood, Mr. Dym- 
niock, and Mr. Hipwell, cam to me to Mortlak. March 21st, Bar- 
thilmew Hikman cam to Mortlak. March 26th, Barthilmew 
homeward. March 29th, Mr. Laward and Mr. Aired cam to me. 

April 18th, my bill for Manchester Wardenship signed by the 
Quene, Mr. Herbert ofFring it her. May 4th, payd Richard 20^. 
part of his wagis, and more I gave him 10^. for full payment of 
all od reckenings of late. May 5th, Mr. Cave dyed. May 8th, 
the Master of the Roils his curtesy, thovvgh I had never spoken 
unto him. May 9th, my coosen John Awbry cam to me, to re- 
create himselfe for a while. May 21st, I discharged Letice of my 
servyce, and payd all duetyes untyll this day, her yere ending on 
the 8th of Aprill. I gave her for a month over 2s. 6d. and for 
to spend by the way I gave her 2s. 6d., Robert Charles and my 
wife being by in my study. May 25th, 26th, 27th, the Signet, the 
Privy Scale, and the Great Scale of the Wardenship; £3. 125. bor- 
rowed of my brother Arnold. June 1st, my yong coosen, John 
Awbrey, was sent for to his father to London. Mr. Partrich, his 
brother, in London ; Richard Ward, and other cam for him. June 
9th, Barthilmew Hikman went homeward. June 11th, I wrote to 
the Erie of Derby, his secretary, abowt Manchester. June 1 8th, 
Anne Powell cam to my service ; she is to have four nobles by 
the yere, a payr of hose and shoes. June 21st, the Erie of Derby 
his letter to Mr. Warren for the coUedge. June 25th, Dr. Aw- 
brey died at midnight. My cosen, Mr. George Broke, gave me 
£50 in gold, hora tertia a meridie. June 29th, Mr. John Blayney, 
of Over Kingesham in Radnorshyre, and Mr. Richard Baldwyn, 
of Duddlebury in Shropshyre, visited me at Mortlak. The great- 
grandfather of the sayd John, and my great-grandmother by the 
father side, were brother and sister. 

July 1st, the two brethren. Master Willemots, of Oxfordshire, 
cam to talk of my howse hyring. Master Baynton cam with Mis- 
tres Katharyn Hazelwood, wife to Mr. Fuller. July 7th, Mr. 
Morgan Jones, my cosen, cam to me at Mistres Walls twise. 

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July 12th, Mr. Goodier, of Manchester, cam to me. Dies nata- 
lis. July 15th, I gave Mr. Morgan Traharn his bill to Mr. Har- 
bert. July 25th5 Mrs. Mary Nevell cam. July 28th, a letter from 
Mr. Oliver Carter, Fellow of Manchester College. I writt agayn 
to him the same day. July 29th, Mistres Mary Nevel went to 
London, and so into Kent. July 31st, the Cowntess of Warwik 
did this evening thank her Majestie in my name, and for me, for 
her gift of the Wardenship of Manchester. She toke it grati- 
ously ; and was sorry that it was so far from hens, but that some 
better thing neer hand shall be fownd for me ; and, if opportunitie 
of tyme wold serve, her Majestie wold speak with me herself. I 
had a bill made by Mr. Wood, one of the clerks of the signet, for 
the first frutes given me by her Majestie. Aug. 2nd, at Mr. Cosener 
his table at Grenewich : I spak that wich greatly liked Mr. Ser- 
geant Oliver Lloyd ; wold have disputed agayn. Aug. 5th, very 
rayny all day, and had the wynde north E. and W. Aug. 12th, 
I receyved Sir Edward Kellyes letters of the Emperor's, inviting 
me to his servyce again. Aug. 14th, peperit Jana (nutu Dei) circa 
horam quartam a meridie. Aug. 27th, Margarite Dee baptized 
hora 4^ a meridie. Godfather, the Lord Keper ; his deputy, Mr. 
Crowne. Godmothers, the Cowntess of Cumberland, her deputy 
Mistres Davis ; and the Cowntess of Essex, her deputy Mistres 
Bele. Barthilmew Hikman cam to Mortlak on his own busines. 
Sept. 2nd, the spider at ten of the clok at night suddenly on my 
desk, and suddenly gon ; a most rare one in bygnes and length of 
feet. I was in a great study at my desk. Sept. Gtli I gave Richard 
2s. 6d. part of his wagis, when he went to his grandfather. Sept. 
13th, I dyned with the Erie of Derby at Russell Howse, 
Mr. Thymothew and Mr. John Statfeldt, German, being there. 
Sept. 14th, to Ehzabeth Feeld 2s, for the taylor. Sept. 22nd, 
'Elizabeth Feeld went from my servyce. I dined with the Erie 
of Darby. Sept. 26th, £6 borrowed of my cosen WilHam He- 
therley for fourteen days to pay for Barthilmew Hikman. Sept. 
29th, Margery Stubble of Hownslow, our dry nurse, entred into 

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the yere of her servyce begynning on Michaelmas Day, and is to 
have £S her yeres wagis and a gown cloth of russet. Edward 
Edwards began his yere of serving me allso on Michelmas Day, 
and he must have 405. for his yere's wagis, and a lyvery. 

Oct. 7th, my anger (hor. 5 a mer.) with Edward my coke, by- 
cause of his disorder. Oct. 8th, Mr. Richard Western lent me 
£10 for a yere. Oct. 9th, I dyned with Syr Walter Rawlegh at 
Durham Howse. Oct. 11th, to Edward 2s., part of wagis. Mr. 
Banks lent me uppon lone tyll after Christmas £5. Mr 
Emery sent me £3 by my servant Richard Walkedine. Oct. 14th, 
to Anne 2^. part of wagis ; to Elizabeth Felde payd the rest of 
her yeres wagis, and moreover 2s. 6d. given for the overplus tyme. 
Oct. 19th, the old reckoning betwene me and Edmond Hilton 
made clere. Of his eleven pownds demanded, I shewd him of 
my old note that he had receyved £6. 155., and after that Sted his 
255., and Mr. Emery his £S lent him ; as I did shew him Sted 
his letter, and Mr. Emery his letter of the last month. All these 
sommes make just an eleven pownd. Payd to nurse Stubble, in 
part of payment of her wagis, 5s. Oct. 20th, to Anne 126?. 
Richard rode toward Oxford for my Arabik boke. Oct. 25th, 
Sted was a suter to me for help in law against his father. Nov. 
8th, my goods sent me by Peravall toward Manchester. Nov. 
19th, my Arabik boke restored by God^s favor. Nov. 21st, good- 
wife Lidgatt payd her rent two quarters ending at the feast of the 
Annunciation of our Lady next, 135. 4d. Goodman Agar was 
by in my hall at Mortlak. Nov. 25th, the newes. that. 3ir, Edward 
Kelley was slayne. Nov. 26th, Mr. Nicolas Bagwell of Manches- 
ter browght me a letter from my brother Arnold. Lent to Mis- 
ter Laurence Dutton twelve shillings. My wife and children all 
by water tov.ard Coventry. Dec. 10th, Mr. Lokhis Arabik bokes 
and letter to me by Mr. Berran his sonne. Dec. 23rd, I payd to 
John Norton, stationer, ten pownds in hand, and was bownd in a 
recognisance before Doctor Hone for the payment of the rest, 
£10 yerely, at Christmas and Midsommer £5, tyll £53 more 

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14s. 8d. were payd. Receyved £30 in part of payment of one 
hundred for my howse at Manchester of Mr. Paget. Dec. 26th, 
nata fiha Comitis Derby mane circa quartam horam Londini. 

1596. Feb. 15th, I cam to Manchester a meridie hora quinta. 
Feb. 20th, enstalled in Manchester wardenship inter nonam et 
Tindecimam horam ante meridiem. March 14th, warning given 
publikely against Thomas Goodyer. March 21st, warning given 
publikly of licence given to Thomas Goodyer. > 

April 2nd, Sir John Byron, knight, and Mr. John Byron, es- 
quier, dyned with me in the colledg. I moved the matter of Xyd 
an aker of hay grownd of his tenants. He promised well. April 
6th, I went to Mr. Ashton of Lester and to Mr. Sherington. 
April 8th, Margaret Dee begonn^. to be weaned. May 7th, pos- 
session taking in Salford. May 11th, my brother Aubrey and 
Richard toward London. June 3rd, I gave Antony Cowly 20^. 
and discharged him. June 4th, Antony Cowley went yerely from 
my howse, I know not whither. June 14th, Mr. Harry Savill, 
the antiquary, cam to me. June 15th, I wrote by Mr. Harry 
Savill of the book dwelling' at Hallyfax to Christopher Saxton at 
Denningley. I sent my letter to Sir Robert CecilFs howse by 
William DebdelL June 18th, the commission for the colledge 
sent to London to be engrossed in the Duchy office. I sent by 
Nicholas Baguely of Newton to Mr. Brogreton and to William 
Nicolson to follow it this terme. June 21st, Mr. Christopher Sax- 
ton cam to me. June 22nd, entred upon great Brereridings in Sal- 
ford. June 24th, Barthilmew cam. June 25th, order taken by the 
sherif betwene me and Raf Holden. June 26th, the Erie of Derby 
with the Lady Gerard, Sir ... . Molyneux and his Lady, 
dawghter to the Lady Gerard, Master Hawghton and others, cam 
suddenly uppon [me] after three of the clok. I made them a 
skoler's collation, and it was taken in good part. I browght his 
honor and the ladyes to Ardwyk Grene toward Lyme, at Mr. 
Legh his howse, twelve myles of. June 29th, wyndy and rayny. 

56 DR. dee's diary. [1596. 

July 5th, Mr. Savill and Mr. Saxton cam. July 6th, I, Mr. 
Saxton and Arthur Rouland, John and Richard, to Howgh Hall. 
July 9th_, I sent Roger Kay of Manchester with my letters into 
Wales. July 10th, Manchester town described and measured by 
Mr. Christopher Saxton. Given to nurse Stubley 10^., part of 
wagis. July 10th to 14th, occupyed with low controversies, as 
with Holden of Salford and the tenants of Sir John Byron of 

Fayls worth in the right of the colledge, sending to to the 

cownty, and sending for Mr. Tyldesley or Chester for cownsaylers. 
July 12th, given more to nurse, when her sonne John Stubley 
went from me toward London to be reconcyled to his master. I 
gave him 5s. The yong man, Leon the hatter, went with him. 
July 14th, Mr. Saxton rode away. The sessions day at Man- 
chester. July 19th, Ales cam by Mrs. Beston's help to my ser- 
vyce. Thomas, my coke, went from me. July 21st, Isabell 
Bardman from the chamber to the kitchin. July 25th, thunder in 
the morning ; rayne in the night. July 27th, the Erie of Darby 
went by London ward; dyned at Curtes' howse. Aug. 10th, Mr. 
Thomas Jones of Tregarron cam to me to Manchester and rode 
toward Wales bak agayn the 13th day to mete the catall coming. 
Aug. 13th, I rid toward York. Halifax and Mr. Thomas Jones 
rode toward Wales. Aug. 20th, I cam to Manchester from York. 
Aug. 20th to 27th, much disquietnes and controversy abowt the 
tythe corne of Hulme. Aug. 30th, Cromsall corne-tyth obteyned 
by consent, but afterwards dowted and half denyed ; then utterly 
denyed. Sept 1st, Mary Goodwyn cam to my servyce to govern 
and teach Madinia and Margaret, my yong dowghters. Sept. 3rd, 
being Fryday, I rode to Syr John Byron's, to Royton, to talk with 
him abowt the controversy betwene the coUedg and his tenants. 
He pretented that we have part of Faylesworth Common within 
our Newton Heath, which cannot be proved I am sure. We wer 
agreed that James Traves (being his bayly) and Francis Nutthall, 
his servant for him, shold with me understand all circumstances. 

1596.] DR. dee's diary. 57 

and so duely to procede. Sept. 5th, seventeen hed of cattell from 
my kinsfolk in Wales by the curteous Griffith David, nephew to 
Mr. Thomas Griffith, browght. 

Oct. 26th, Mr. Francis Nicols and Barthilmew cam to Man- 
chester. Oct. 29th, they rode homeward. Nov. 22nd, £4, 6s. 
given to my wife by Mr. Francys Wodcote. Dec. 3rd, Mr. Palmer 
cam to be curate. 

1597. Jan. 19th, I sent £4 to Barthilmew Hikman by Brad- 
shaw the carryer. Jan. 22nd, Olyver Carter's thret to sue me 
with proces from London was this Satterday in the church declared 
to the clerk. Feb. 5th, Rich. Key of Weram cwrate cam to me by 
Mr. Heton's information, and I to try him three monthes for 50s. 
wagis. Feb. 7th, John Morryce came to Manchester. Feb. 11th, 
£5 borowed of Mr. Mat. Heton. Feb. 14th, this Monday John 
Morrise went with my letters to Mr. John Gwyn, and twelve more 
in Montgomeryshyre, esquyers. Feb. I7th, delivered to Charles 
Legh the elder my silver tankard with the cover, all dubble gilt, 
of the Cowntess of Herford^s gift to Francis her goddoughter, 
waying 22 oz. great waight, to lay in pawn in his owne name to 
Robert Welsham the goldsmith for £4 tyll within two dayes after 
May-day next. My dowghter Katharin and John Crocker and I 
myself (John Dee) were at the delivery of it and waying of it in 
my chamber : it was wrapped in a new handkercher cloth. Feb. 
25th, Mr. Heton borrowed the Concordantiae Majores Roberti 
Stephani. He hath allso my boke De Coena of Doctor Pezelia. 
March 7th, Mr. Heton lent me £5 more, and there uppon I gave 
him a bill of my hand for the whole ten pownd, to be payd at 
Michelmas next. The other £0 was receyved the 11th of Fe- 
bruary last. March I7th, Barthilmew Hikman cam. March 19th, 
I lent Mr. Hopwood Wierits de prastigiis D(Emonum. 
' April 10th, a supphcation exhibited by the parishioners. April 
11th, 12th, trubblesom days abowt Mr. Palmer the curate. April 
15th, I had my Wierus de prcBstigiis Damonum irom Mr. Hopwood, 
and lent him Flagellum DcBinonum and Fustio Damonutn in Svo, 


5B DR dee's diary. [1597. 

for tyme till Midsomer. April 21st^ I sent Barthilmew Hikman 40^. 
I sent by Bradshaw many letters to London. I sent by goodman 
Thurp of Salford my great letter to the by shop of Lincolne, and 
one to Mr. Shallcross. April 22nd, after none Sir Urien Legh 
knight, and his brother, and Mr. Brown, and Mr. George Booth, 
sherif of Chesshire, did viset me. Mr. Booth sayd that he wold 
veld that to me that he wold not yeld to the bisshop nor any 
other. Mr. Wortley of Wortley cam allso the same day hora 
quarta a meridie. May 2nd, Mr. Hulme and Mr. Williamson cam 
to me in the Lord Bishop of Lincoln's case for Hulme. May 4th, 
I, with Sir Robert Barber, curat, and Robert Talsley, clerk of 
Manchester parish church, with diverse of the town of divers ages, 
went in perambulation to the bownds of Manchester jDarish : be- 
gan at the Leeless Bench against Prestwich parish, and so had 
a vew of the thre corne staks, and then down tyll Mr. Standysh 
new enclosure on the Low, wher we stayed and vewed the stak yet 
standing in the bank of the dich, being from the corne a eleven 
measures of Mr. Standley^s stak then in his hand, and two fote 
more, which still I did measure afterward, and it did conteyn in 
Kentish feete 6 ynches and thre quarters. The survey geometri- 
call of the very circuits of Manchester parish was ended in this, 
being the sixth day of my work. May 11th, the way to Stopford 
surveyed by John Cholmeley and John Crocker. May 17th, to 
Richard Walkeden 205. of his wagis payd. May 20th, the Lady 
Booth made acquayntance here May 23rd, to Isabell Boordman 
Ss. 8d. to make up whole yere's wagis due at the Annunciation of 
our Lady last past. I allowed to Mr. WilHamson ten dayes res- 
pite more for his kinsman to bring in his evidence for the pro- 
cess of the proceedings. Payd to nurse Bs. to make up her full 
payment of her yere^s wagis ended at Michaelmas last. May 27th, 
open enmitie with Palmer before Sir Edward Fitton. Sir Edward 
Fitton told Matthew Palmer to his face that he had known him 

to be a mutinous man and a June 9th, Thomas Sankinson 

told me of John Basset his coming to London. June 14th, the un- 


lawfull assembly and rowte of William Cutcbetli, Captayn Brad- 
ley, John Taylor^ Rafe Taylor, at Newton, against my men, de- 
scribing the rumour of Newton. June 27th, newes from Hull of 
23 barrells of Dansk rye sent me from John Pontoys. 

July 1 st, I sent Roger Kay to Vanydles for catall. July 4th, 
the carriers to Wakefeld for the corn. July 5th, toward evening 
lightning and little thunder. July 6th, thunder in the morning. 
July 7th, five horse lode of Dansk ry cam home. July 19th, the 
Strang pang of my back opening mane bora 6^. In the church 
uppon Mr. Palmer's disorder against Mr. Lawrence. July 20th, 
the last of my Dansk rye, in all 21 horse load. Aug. 6th, this 
night I had the vision and shew of many bokes in my dreame, 
and among the rest w^as one great volume thik in large quarto, 
new printed, on the first page whereof as a title in great letters 
was printed " Notus in Judaea Deus." Many other bokes me- 
thowght I saw new printed, of very strange arguments. I 
lent Mr. Edward Hopwood of Hop wood my Malleus Malefica- 
rum to use tyll new yere's tyde next, a short thik old boke with 
two clasps, printed anno 1517. Aug. 19th, the Erie and Cowntess 
of Derby cam to Alport lodg. Aug. 21st, the Erie and Cowntess 
of Derby had a banket at my lodging at the colledge bora 4^-. 
Aug. 27th, John Addenstall from Mr. Emery. I wrote. Sept. 3rd, 
Mr. Werall of Lobester within two miles of Donkaster cam to me 
to be acquaynted with me. Sept. 9th, very wyndy at Sowth and 
rayny. Sept. 12th, hayle this morning on Monday. Sept. 15th, 
lent by Mr. Werall 40^. John Cholmley went with him to give 
him and other physik ; and I answered John Cholmeley the 40^. 
again. Sept 24tli, Barthilmew cam. Sept. 25th, Mr. Olyver 
Carter his impudent and evident disolutenes in the church. Sept. 
26th, he repented and some pacification was made. Sept. 27th, 
I granted a lease of thre lives to Mr. Ratclyf for two bowses in 
Dene Square of 7^. rent both ; fine, twenty nobles. Sept. 28th, 
cam Mr. Yardely of Calcot in Chesshyre, abowt six myles wide of 
Chester, toward the Holt. Nova de philosopho D. Waklero. 

CO DR. dee's diary. [1597. 

Sept. 30th, John Crockar (my good servant) had leave to go to see 
his parents. He went with Barthilmew Hikman and Robert 
Charles toward Branbroke, with Arthur Golding, to cure of his 
fistula. John Crocker intendeth to returne abowt Easter or at 
Whitsuntyde next. God be his spede ! Mr. Humphry Damport 
made our stuard. 

Oct. 12th, Rafe Holden preferred a bill against Richard Walke- 
son for Brereriding^s chase entyring, which T and Antony Ryve 

fals. The bill was not fownd. Oct. 22nd, John Fletcher 

of Manchester went with my letters to Vanylos this Sunday morn- 
ing. Nov. 3rd, Mr. John Cholmeley toward London by Market- 
Harborow. Nov. 7th, the fellows and the receyver agreed not 
with me in accounts. Paulo post nonam mane Arthur's left eye 
hurt at playing at fence with rapier and dagger of sticks, by a 
foyne of Edmond Arnold. Nov. 10th, Mr. Burch his letter from 
Mathew Palmer. Nov. 14th, the fellows wold not graunt me the 
j65. for my howse-rent, as the Archbishops had graunted: and 
our foundation commaundeth an howse. Nov. 17th, I sent Ed. 
Arnold to London on fote with my letters to D. Juho. Dec. 3rd, 
to Richard Walkeden lOs. in part of wagis. To nurse lOs. Dec. 
9th, I visited the grammar schole. Dec. 13th, I wrote by the 
carry er Barret to D. Ceesar. Dec. 14th, Mr. George Broke, sonne 

to Mr Broke of .... , cam to be acquaynted with me, whome 

I used most frendely. Mr. Ratclif of Manchester cam with him, 
but Mr. Heton allso cam on Tuesday after none when I had no 
leyser. Dec. 17^ I lent to Mr. Barlow for his sonne a Spanish 
grammer in 8vo. printed at Lovayn in anno 1555 by Bartholo- 
maeus Gravay in Spanish, French, and Latin. To R. Dickonson 
I payd £7. 2s. for the plate and a new bell made till 1599, 
January Ist, £66. 

1598. Jan. 4th, I wrote to Barthilmew and Charles by Brad- 
shaw. Jan. l7th, my brother Arnold to Chester and Vaunlos. 
Jan. 18th, Ed. Arnold with my letter to London. Jan. 19th, 
bora secunda a meridie I cam before the justices against James 

1598.] DR. dee's diary. 61 

Shallcross and John Lawrence for misusing my name to deceyve 
Mr. Harrughby. Jan. 20th, Walter Fletcher, chirurgien, from 
Barthilmew Hikman cam. Jan. 22nd, after midnight the college 
gate toward Hunt's Hall did fall, and som parte of the wall 
going down the lane. I receyved letters from Mr. John Pontoys. 
Jan. 24th, Walter Fletcher went with my letters to Barthilmew 
Hikman and Robert Charles. Amaritudo mea circa mediam noc- 
tem. Jan. 28th, the cloose was hyerd of Ed. Brydock for thre 
pownd payd beforehand by me John Dee to the said Ed. Brydock, 
being £4 from Candlemas next tyll Candlemas come a twelve- 
month. Feb. 9th, George Birch sute was stayd at Chester uppon 
is promise to compownd with me for all tytli, haye, and other 
matter. Thomas Goodyer his sute and excommunication I stayed, 
salvo interim jure suo. Baxter's likewise I stayd at Chester 
court. Feb. 12th, newes from Mr. Smyth, of Upton personage, 
cam this Sunday. Feb. 13th, Edmond Arnold to London ; there- 
uppon 1 sent spedily. Feb. 20th, I wrote by Oliver Ellet, the 
taylor, to Mr. Nicolls to Faxton. Feb. 22nd, Mr. NicoUs cam 
and wished to mete Ellet. Feb. 25th, the eclips. A clowdy day, 
but great darknes abowt 9J mane. Feb. 26th, circa mediam noc- 
tem amaritudo mea. Feb. 27th, Mr. Nicolls rode homeward, and 
met the messager a little beyond Stopford. I lent Mr. Nicolls 
home with him Roger Edward's boke to be browght to me by 
Barthilmew Hikman. March 1st, I receyved Mr. Thynne his 
letter for Sted's det, and Ed. Arnold his letter of the sute from 
Upton, and of the Lord Archebisshop his hard dealing. March 
2nd, I sent the statute staple to London to Mr. George Brok for 
Sted. I wrote letters by John Hardy, and sent them in a box, 
March 5th, newes of Mistres Mary Nevell's death by William 
Nicholson, that she dyed the Fryday after Candelmas Day. 
March 11th, borrowed 40s. of Mr. George Kenion, of Kersall, to 
repay againe as sone as I can conveniently. Receyved by Richard 

62 DR. dee's diary. [IGOO. 

1600. June 10th, set out from London. Jun. ISth, I, my wife, 
Arthur Rowland, Mistres Marie Nicols, and Mr. Richard Arnold 
cam to Manchester. 

July ^rd, the Commission set uppon in the Chapter Howse. 
July 7th, this morning, as I lay in my bed, it cam into my fantasy 
to write a boke, " De difFerentiis quil^usdam corporum et spiri- 
tuum.^^ July 8th, I writ to the Lord Bishop of Chester by Mr. 
Withenstalls. July 10th, Mr. Nicols and Barthilmew Hickman 
cam. July 14th, Francys Nicols and Barthilmew Hikman went 
homeward. July l7th, I willed the fellows to com to me by 
nine the next day. July 18th, it is to be noted of the great 
pacifications unexpected of man which happened this Friday ; for 
in the forenone (betwene nine and ten) where the fellows were 
greatly in doubt of my heavy displeasure, by reason of their ma- 
nifold misusing of themselves against me, I did with all lenity 
interteyn them, and shewed the most part of the things that I 
had browght to pass at London for the college good^ and told 
Mr. Carter (going away) that I must speak with him alone. Ro- 
bert Leigh and Charles Legh were by. Secondly, the great sute 
betwene Redishmer and me was stayed and by Mr. Richard Hol- 
land his wisdom. Thirdly, the organs uppon condition was ad- 
mitted. And fourthly, Mr. Williamson's resignation granted for 
a preacher to be gotten from Cambridge. July 19th, I lent Ran- 
dall Kemp my second part of Hollinshed's Great Chronicle for ij. 
or iij. wekes. To Newton he restored it. July 31st, we held our 
audit, I and the fellows for the two yeres last past in my absence, 
Olyver Carter, Thomas Williamson, and Robert Birch, Charles 
Legh the elder being receyver. I red and gave unto Mistres Mary 
NicoUs her prayer. 

Aug. 5th, I visited the grammar schole, and fownd great imper- 
fection in all and every of the scholers to my great grief. Aug. 
6th, I had a dream after midnight of my working of the philoso- 
pher's stone with other. My dreame was after midnight toward 

ICOO.] DR. dee's diary. 63 

day. Aug. lOth^ Eucharistam suscepimus, ego, uxor, filia Ka- 
tharina, et Maria NicoUs. Aug. 30th, a great tempest of mighty 
wynde S.W. from 2 tyll 6, with rayne. 

Sept. 11th, Mr. Holland of Denby, Mr. Gerard of Stop- 
ford, Mr. Langley, commissioners from the bishop of Chester, 
authorized by the bishop of Chester, did call me before them 
in the church abowt thre of the clok alter none, and did deliver 
to me certayn petitions put up by the fellows against me to 
answer before the 18th of this month. I answered them all 
eodem tempore, and yet they gave me leave to write at leiser. 
Sept. 16th, Mr. Harmer and Mr. Davis, gentlemen of Flyntshire, 
within four or five myle of Hurden Castell, did viset me. Sept. 
29th, I burned before Mr. Nicols, his brother, and Mr. Wortley, 
all Bartholomew Hikman his untrue actions.* Sept. 30th, after 
the departing of Mr. Francis Nicolls, his dowghter Mistres Mary, 
his brother Mr. William, Mr. Wortley, at my returne from Deans- 
gate, to the ende whereof I browght them on fote, Mr. Roger 
Kooke ofFred and promised his faithfull and diligent care and 
help, to the best of his skill and powre, in the processes chymi- 
call, and tbat he will rather do so then to be with any in Eng- 
land ; which his promise the Lord blesse and confirm ! He told 
me that Mr. Anthony considered him very liberally and frendely, 
but he told him that he had promised me. Then he liked in him 
the fideUty of regarding such his promise. 

Oct. 13th, be it remembered that Sir Georg Both cam to Man- 
chester to viset Mr. Humfrey Damport, cownsaylor of Gray's 
Inne, and so cam to the colledg to me ; and after a few words of 
discowrse, we agreed as concerning two or three tenements in 
Durham Massy in his occupying. That he and I with the fellows 
wold stand to the arbitrement of the sayd Mr. Damport, after his 
next return hither from London. John Radclyf, Mr. Damport's 

* lu a note by Dee in MS. Ashm. 488, he says, ** All Barthilmew's reports of sight 
and hering spirituall wer burnt ; a copy of the first part, which was afterward fownd, 
was burnt before me and my wife." 

64 DR. dee's diary. [1600. 

man, was with him here, and Mr. Dumbell, but they hard not our 
agrement ; we were in my dyning-room. Oct. 22nd, receyved a 
kinde letter from the Lord Bishop of Chester in the behalfe of 
Thomas Billings for a curatship. Nov. 1st, Mr. Roger Coke did 
begyn to destill. Nov. 4th, the commission and jury did finde 
the titles of Nuthurst due to Manchester against Mr. James 

Ashton of Chaterdon. Nov. 7th, Oliver Carter his 

before Mr. Birch, Richard Legh and Charles Legh, in the colledg 
howse. Dec. 2nd, colledg awdit. Allowed my due of £7 yerely 
for my howse-rent tyll Michelmas last. Arthur Dee a graunt of 
the chapter clerkship from Owen Hodges, to be had yf £6 wer 
payd to him for his patent. Dec. 20th, borowed of Mr. Edmund 
Chetam the scholemaster £lO for one yere uppon plate, two 
bowles, two cupps with handles, all silver, waying all 82 oz. Item, 
two potts with cover and handells, double gilt within and without, 
waying 16 oz. 

1601. Jan. 19th, borrowed of Adam Holland of Newton £5 till 
Hilary day, uppon a silver salt dubble gilt with a cover, waying 
14 oz. Feb. 2nd, Roger Cook his supposed plat laying to my 
discredit was by Arthur my sone fownd by chaunce in a box of 
his papers in his own handwriting circa meridiem, and after none 
abowt 1| browght to my knowledg face to face. O Deus, libera 
nos a malo ! All was mistaken, and we reconcyled godly. Feb. 
10th to 15 th, reconciliation betwene us, and I did declare to my 
wife, Katharine my dowghter, Arthur and Rowland, how things 
wer thus taken. Feb. 18th, Jane cam to my servyce from Clethe- 
raw. Feb. 25th, R. K[oke] pactum sacrum hora octava mane. 
March 2nd, Mr. Roger Coke went toward London. March 19th, 
I receyved the long letters from Bartholomew Hickman hora 
secunda a meridie by a carry er of Oldham. April 6th, Mr. 
Holcroft of Vale Royall his first acquaintance at Manchester by 
reason of William Herbert his frend. He used me and reported 
of me very freely and wurshiply. 




D. JOH. DEE, A° 1583, 6 SEPT. 


[From MS, Trin. Coll. Cantab. 0, iv. 20, transcribed by Ashmole 
in MS. Ashm. 1142. Another autograph copy is pi-eserved in 
MS. Harl. 1879, which scarcely differs from that in the library 
of Trinity College, The numbers prefixed to the several volumes 
are added, for the sake of reference, by the Editor.'] 

1 . Milei sphaericorum tractatus tres. 4° pergameno. 

2. Theoricse planetarum. — Jordan! de triangulis, ubi de qua- 
dratura circuli. — Ejusdem de perspectiva. — Ejusdem de specu- 
lis, crepusculis, ponderibus, speculis comburentibus, lib. ii. 

4°, script! pergameno. 

3. Compendium de vitis philosophorum anonymi. — Ursonis 
de commixtionibus elementorum. — Ejusdem aphorismi. 

4" pergameno. 

r 4. Avicenna de anima mundi, cum aliis, videlicet. Liber cujus 

initium est, " Inspector prsecedentis libri Avicennee.^^ — Expo- 

sitorius Rogeri Bachonis." — Liber de ponderibus. — Morienus 

ad regem Calid. — Rasis libri quinque de deceno (?) — Hermetis 

CAMD. see. DEE. K 


libri septem. — Rosinus ad Euthesiam. — Dicta sapientis. — 
Turba philosophorum. — Distinctionum sapientium liber. — 
Epistola Alexandri regis Persarum. — Aristoteles de 30 verbis. 
— Socratis liber. — EfFrey Effinensis liber. — Liber Calid. — Li- 
ber commentatus. — Opus philosophorum. — Geber de perfecto 
magisterio. 4" pergameno. 

5. Joh. Duns Scoti queestiones in Porphyrii quinque voces. — 
Antonii cujusdam expositio in categorias sex, &c. — Rogerii 
Bachonis de multiplicatione specierum. — Ejusdem perspec- 
tiva. 4° pergameno. 

6. Thomce Aquinatis quaes tionum disputatarum volumen. 

4° i^ergameno. 

7. Scintillarium poetarum.— Summa chiromantiae. — Ovidii me- 
tamorphoseos expositio. — Tractatus de veneno. — Valerius ad 
Ruffinum de non ducenda uxore, cum expositione. — Joh. 
Wyclyf determinatio. — Literse fratris Wilhelmi Fleth. — Ful- 
gentii mythologise cum Expositione. — Tractatus de difficilibus 
dictionibus Bibliee. — Rob. Lincolniensis in oculo morali. — 
Rob. Lincolniensis de ratione veneni. — Joh. Walensis brevi- 
loquium philosophorum, descriptum per Stoctonem Canta- 
brigicE, 1375. — Casus abstracti injure, per Fratrem Herman- 
num de provincia Saxoniae. — Casus episcopo reservati. — Ex- 
positio salutationis angelicse.* 4° pergameno. 

8. De ponderibus et mensuris medicinalis operationis. — Viaticus 
Constantini Africani libri 7. — De modo medendi experimenta. 
— De origine morborum, et eorum cognitione per urinam. — 
De electuariis, &c. 4° pergameno. 

9. Ethici Histri cosmographia, ex versione Latina D. Hieronymi.f 

4° pergameno. 
One I had with me, and one I left here, which is noted 

* Now in Trinity College, Dublin. Bern. 148, (H. 12.) 

t Now MS. Cotton. Vespas. B. x. thus inscribed by Dr. Dee's hand, " Johannes 
Dee, 1.565, Februarii 21, Wigornise, ex dono decani ecclesise, Magistri Beddar." 


10. Anticlaudianus, carmine. — Hugonis de Pushac, Dunelmeiisis 
Episcopi, Brutus, carmine.* Longiuscula forma, pergameno. 

1 1 . Tractatus compendiosus de animalibus. 4" pergameno. 

12. Wilhelmi Parisiensis fragment, de universis. 4° pergameno. 

13. Euclidis Elementa Geometrica, Optica et Catoptrica, ex Ara- 
bico translata per Adellardum.— Theodosii Sphsericonim li- 
bri. — Liber de occultis. — Ptolomsei planisphserium. — Jordani 
planisphserium. — Archimedis tractatus de quadratura circuli. 
— Gerardi de Brussel liber de motu. — Jordanus de ponderi- 
bus. — Libri quatuor geometriee practicse. — Alfarabius de 
scientiis. — Wilhelmi de Conchis philosophia.— Rasis liber de 
phisiognomia. — Anatomia hominis. — De proprietatibus ele- 
mentorum.— cum aliis. 4° pergameno. 

14. Augustinus de anima et spiritu. — Theoremata de spiritu et 
anima demonstrata. — Algoritlimus demonstratus Job. de Sa- 
crobosco. — Job. de Rupella summa de anima. — Rob. Lin- 
colniensis tractatus de sphsera. — Job. de Sacrobosco tractatus 
de sphcera. — Tractatus de proportione et proportionalitate, &c. 
Rogeri Bachonis— cum aliis. pergameno, 4°. 

15. Maximi Monachi, Dionisii Areopagitee, Sophronii Solitarii, 
et aliorum Graecorum fragmenta nonnulla. pergameno, 4°. 

1 6. Ramundi LuUii liber de quinta essentia. papyro, P. 

Non est Ramundi LuUii, sed collectanea diversa ex 

17. Rogerii Bachonis de anima, et ejus operibus. — Ejusdem liber 
de intellectu et intelligibili. f. pergameno. 

18. Apologia de versutiis atque perversitatibus pseudo-theolo- 
gorum et religiosorum. — Joachim Abbatis prophetia contra 
religiones tenentes ordinem mendicantium. — Arnoldi de Villa 
Nova opus de generibus abusionum veritatis, et de pseud o- 

, ministris Antichristi cognoscendis, et de pastorali officio circa 
gregem exercendo. — Ejusdem prophetia catholica, tradens 

* This MS. is now in the Cottonian library, Vespas. A. x. " Joannes Dee, 1574, 
Maij 7, bowght uppon a stall in London." 


artem annihilandi versutias Antichristi et omnium membrorum 
ejuSj ad sacrum collegium Romanorum. pergameno, f°. 

19. Rogeri Bachonis de retardatione senectutis et senii, &c. — 
Ejusdem de graduatione medicinarum compositarum, &c. 

pergameno, £«. 

20. Ejusdem Bachonis metaphisica. — Ejusdem oeconomica. 

pergameno, 4\ 

21. Ejusdem* de animalibus fragmentum. pergameno^ R 

22. Ejusdem Bachonis fragmenta qusedam ; videlicet, de multi- 
plicatione et corruptione specierum. — Item communia natu- 
ralia. — Epistola ad Clementem per R. de utilitate scientiarum 
artis experimentalis, &c. pergameno, P. 

23. Rogeri Bachonis pars sexta Operis Majoris, quae est Scientia 
Experimentalis, ad Clementem Pontif: Romanorum. — Ejusdem 
Operis Majoris pars septima, quae est, Philosophia Moralis. — 
Ejusdem Alchimiee tractatus expositorius, ad Clementem P. M. 
R. — Ejusdem compendium alchimiee. — Avicennee clavis sa- 
pientiae, seu porta minor, seu tractatus de anima. — Breviloqui- 
um Holcot. — Rogerii Bachonis speculum alchimise. — Quees- 
tiones super librum Jordani de ponderibus. — Compendium 
artis, Raymundi Lullii. — Excerpta ex theorica Ramundi Lul- 
lii. — Rogeri Bachonis tractatus de speciebus. jDapyro, fo. 

24. Alberti Magni de mineralibus libri quinque. — Hermetis qua- 
dripartitum operis. — Rhithmomachia. — De lapide bezaar. — 
Ars fusoria ac tinctoria lapidum ac gemmarum. — Ptolomei 
liber de lapidibus et sigillis eorundem. — Techel de sculpturis 
lapidum. — Galenus (. . . . portis) de spermate. — Avicennee phi- 
siognomia. — Commentariolus in Aristotelis phisiognomiam. — 
Cheiromantiee fragmentum. — Arithmeticae fragmentum, car- 
mine. — Practica algorismi. — Anima artis transmutatoriee Ra- 
mundi. — Phisica, seu medicina Ramundi Lullij. — -De herbis. — 
De potentiis duodecim signorum et septem planetarum. — Epis- 

* Dee has added in the margin the word " dubito," meaning, I suppose, that there 
was not any sufficient evidence for attributing this treatise to Roger Bacon. 


tola accurtationis lapidis philosophorum ad Regem Robertum. 
— Summa cheiromantiee. — Albertus Magnus de mineralibus. — 
Phisiognomia ex Loxio, Aristotele, et Palemone. — Albertus de 
plantationibus arborum et de conservatione vini. — Virtutes 
septem herbarum Aristotelis. — Liber Kirimandarum. — Phi- 
lonis fragmentum de aquseductibus. — Qusestiones queedam 
naturales. — Constantinus Medicus de coitu. — Practica puero- 
rum. — De natura puerorum. — Introductiones astronomicefi. 
— Hyppocrates de pharmacis. — Hyppocrates de secretis. — 
Hippocratis lex. — Hippocrates de humana natura. — Hippo- 
crates de aere^ aqua^ et regionibus. pergameno, 4®. 

25. Eulogium temporis^ a condito orbe in annum Christi 13675 
monachi cujusdem Niniani.* pergameno, f. 

26. Rogerii Bachonis summa, seu opus tertium, ad Clementem P. 
M. — Ejusdem Bachonis majoris operis pars quarta, in qua 
ostenditur potestas mathematicse in scientiis atque rebus 
mundi hujus. — Ejusdem compendium studii theologici. — 
Liber preeceptorum secundum Albertum. — Liber de sigillis 
solis in signis, secundum Hermetem. — Albertus de sigillo et 
annulo leonis, et ejus virtutibus. — Arnoldus de Villa Nova 
de sigillis duodecim signorum. papyro, fo. 

27. Rogerii Bachonis communium naturalium libri duo, quatuor 
sectionibus distincti. pergameno, fo. 

In boards, with clasps. 

28. Alpetraugii de verificatione motuum coelestium liber. — The- 
bith de his quee indigent expositione, antequam legatur Alma- 
gestum Ptolomeei. — Liber florum Albumasar. — Liber expe- 
rimentorum Albumasar. — Liber practicorum geometriee. — Ja- 
cob! Alkindi liber de aspectibus. — Petri de Dacia commen- 
tum super tractatum algorismi. — Joh. de Sacrobosco super 
tractatum de spheera. — Ejusdem computus ecclesiasticus. — 
Wilhelmus de Aragonia in Ptolomeei centiloquium. — Ars al- 

* Now MS. Cotton. Galba, E. viii., partially burnt by the fire. Another copy of 
this work is in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge, R. vii. 2. 


gorismi de fractionibus. — Scripta utilia super computum ma- 
nualem. — Joh: de Sicilia in canones Arzachelis de tabulis 
Toletanis. — Qusestiones mathematicales.* pergameno, fo. 

29. Richardi Walyngforde Abbatis S. Albani de sinubus demon- 
strandis, libri iv.f pergameno, f®. 

30. Johannis Massoni Monachi epistolee. — Epistolse de somnio 
Pharaonis, seu Pharaonis et Joseph! ej^istolse. — Alani enchi- 
ridion de planctu seu conquestu naturae, prosa et versu. — Ber- 
nard! Silvestris Cosmographia. J pergameno, 4o. 

31. Bartholomei Anglici breviarium, seu de proprietatibus rerum. 

pergameno, f^. 

32. Jordani Nemorarii ^iXorexrV} sive de trianguhs, Hber primus, 
sexaginta quatuor propositiones continens. pergameno, 4**. 

33. Rabbi Mosis hber de venenis. — Summa brevis Galeni de 
cura ethicee senectutis. — Alberti de Colonia tractatus de in- 
cisionibus arborum et plantationibus earum. — Unguentum ad 
omnem scabiem toUendam, quod dicitur Veni mecum, &c. — 
Tractatus de ornatu faciei. — Hermetis hber de septem planetis, 
&c. — Rogerii Bachonis nonnuha secreta. — De factura Sax- 
onis GaUici. — Liber de tincturis pannorum. — Liber de colo- 
ribus iUuminatorum vel pictorum. — De diversis operationibus 
ignium. — De diversis tincturis. — Hermetis secreta. — Item, 
raulta aha notabiha. — Item, turba philosophorum. 

pergameno, 4o. 

34. Experimentorum diversorum hber. — De vernisio quo utuntur 
scriptores. — Secreta philosophorum. — De usu virgee visorise, 
et hujusmodi secreta multa. papyro, 8^^. 

35. Arnaldi de Villa Nova thesaurus secretus operationum. — 
Hermetis liber de lapide philosophorum. — Alfredi liber de 

* Now MS. Harl. 1, " Johannes Dee, 1557." A portion of this volume formerly 
belonged to John of London. 

f The only copies of this work now known are in the Bodleian Library, but I have 
not succeeded in tracing this one. 

X Otho, B. IV. vid. Tann. Bibl. p. 518. This MS. was destroyed in the fire of 


spiritu occultato. — Rasis practica, cum aliis viginti quinque 
libellis variorum autorum consimilis argumenti. papyro, 4^, 

36. Ptolomeei quadripartitum^ Lat. — Albumazer introductorium. 
— Isibradi calendarium. — Profacii Judcei almanack. — Zaelis 
electiones. — De significationibus planetarum, cum aliis tracta- 
tibus. pergameno, 4o. 

37. Expositio theoricarum. — Thebith de motu octavse sphaerae. — 
Jordanus de ponderibus, cum queestionibus notabilibus super 
eundem. — Jacobus Alkindus de radijs, seu de causis redden- 
dis. — An futura possunt per astra prsesciri. — Nicolai Oresmi 
liber divinationum. — Thomee Bravardini geometria. — Per- 
spectiva communis Job. de Pecliam. — Dominici de Hassia 
quaestiones super perspectivam communem. — Euclides de 
speculis. — Jacobus Alkindus de umbris et causis diversitatum 
aspectuum. — Dominici de Clavaso practica geometriee. — De- 
monstratio eequalitatis linese ad peripheriam circuli. — Quad- 
ratura circuli. — Expositio tractatus de sphsera, cum queestioni- 
bus. — Algorismus in integris Job. de Sacro-Bosco. — Algo- 
rithmus in m.inutiis Job. de Lineriis. — Thomee Bravardini 
tractatus proportionum. 

38. Job. de Pecham canticum pauperum. — Job. Walensis com- 
muniloquium. — Ejusdem Walensis dietarium, locarium^ itine- 
rarium. — Ejusdem breviloquium. — Tractatus^ cujus initium 
est, Supra tribus scelerihus. — Aristotelis liber de secretis secre- 
torum. pergameno, 4". 

39. Liber Physiologi de natura animalium et bestiarum. 

pergameno, 8**. 

40. Gualteri Burlsei tractatus de potentiis animse. pergameno, 4°. 

41. Rogerii Bachonis perspectiva. — Ejusdem de multiplicatione 
specierum. pergameno, 4°. 

In paste-bords, with strings. 

42. Tractatuli tres de lapide pbilosopborum, quorum primi initium 
est, " Dicit pbilosophus,^' &c. 

43. Vectii Valentis anthologia. — Aristoxeni musica. — Alippii 


musica — Cleomedes de mundo. — Expositio astrolabii. — Hip- 
parchus in Aratum et Eudoxum. — Grcech omnes. papyro, f°. 

44. Libellus antiquissimus de speculis comburentibus, cujus ini- 
tium est, " De sublimiori/* &c.* pergameno, 4'*. 

45. Jordanus de ponderibus cum scholiis, cujus initium est 
" Omnis ponderosi.^^ pergameno, f°. 

46. Raymundi Lullii liber de quinta essentia. pergameno, f". 

47. Boetius de consolatione philosophiee, in Grcecam linguam 
conversus a Maximo Planude. — Catonis distica, cum scholiis 
Planudis, &c. GracS. — Aphthonij progymnasmata, Greece. 

papyro, f . 
I gave this Booke to Cracovia Library, A°. 1584, July 28. 

48. Porphirii philosophi Isagoge in Aristotelis logicam, Greece, 

papyro, f°. 

49. Naupegia Itali cujusdam, cum figuris. papyro, 4". 

50. Dionysii Zecharii opusculum de lapide philosophorum, 
Gallic^. papyro, 4°. 

5 1 . Roberti Gloucestrensis chronica, rythmo Anglico.f papyro, f*. 

52. Hystoria Britannicorum principum a Cadowaladro Rege ad 
Leolinum, per Humfredum Lluyd collecta, Anglice.X papyro, P. 

53. Variee compositiones aquarum mercurialium et alia experi- 
menta chemica, Anglice, cujus initium est, '' He that will 
make,'^ &c. papyro, 4", 

54. Varia experimenta chimica, Anglice, quorum initium est, 
" For to make white lead.^^ pergameno, f°. 

55. Alberti Magni summa naturalium, cujus initium est, " Philoso- 
phia dividitur.^' papyro, 4°. 

* Now in MS. Vespas. A. 11. art. 12, "Joannes Dee, 1555." This is an extremely 
curious and valuable tract in the history of optical science, and is similar to the 
curious treatise by Gogava De speculo ustorio. The focus of the parabola is here for the 
first time indicated, a circumstance which has escaped the notice of scientific historians. 

t The only MS. of Robert of Gloucester's poem, answerable to this description, is 
in the University Library, Cambridge. 

t This MS. is now in the library of the Ashmolean Museum, No. 846. 


56. Rogerii Bachonis annotationes super Aristotelis tractatum de 
secretis secretorum. pergameno, f°. 

57. Phillipi Ulstadii coelum philosophorum. impressum^ f . 

58. Inventa queedam geometrica. papyro, f°. 

My owne hand, of Richard Chancellor and Thomas 

59. Dumbyltoni summa. pergameno, f. 

60. Beda de gestis Anglorum. pergameno, 4°. 

61. Euclidis geometrica. — Rogerii Bachonis perspectiva. — Aris- 
totilis probleraata. — Campani theoricse planetarum. 

pergameno, 4*. 

62. Volumina duo magna, Hebraice, de astrologicis judiciis. — Al- 
chimia Salomonis. papyro, f°. 2 vol. 

63. Roberti Groshed, Lincolniensis episcopi, dicta ; quorum initium 
est, " Spiritus Sanctus per os Salomonis,'^ &c. — Ejusdem trac- 
tatus de cessatione legalium. — Ejusdem tractatus de oculo 
morali, una cum aliis variis. pergameno, T. 

64. Isaac Judaei logica, cum aliis variis consimilis argumenti, 
Hebraice. papyro, 4°. 

65. Alhazen perspectiva, &c. pergameno, 4°. 

John Davis^ spoyle. 

66. Ramundi Lullii testamentum. — Ejusdem cantilena. — Ejusdem 
codicillus,sivevade mecum. — Ejusdem anima transmutatoria. — 
Annotationes super testamentum Ramundi. — Lapidarius Ray- 
mundi. — Queestiones de Paulina Ramundi. — Quaestiones de 
Olympiade Ramundi. — Declaratio tabularum figurae 5. Ra- 
mundi. — Repertorium Raymundi. — Tractatus de consideratione 
lapidis. — Philosophia cujusdam Ramundistae. — Joh. Das- 
tini chimici somnium, seu visiones, Anglice. — Ramundi Lullii 
distinctio tertia. — Anima artis, juxta exemplar in Anglia reper- 
tum. — Apocalypsis spiritus secreti. — Ars conversionis Mer- 
curii et Saturni in aurum et argentum, seu de aquis Theu- 
thidis. — Aristotelis lumen luminum. — Raimundi Lullii quee- 
stionarius arboris phiiosophalis. — Queestionarius ligurae ^uad- 



rangularis. — Qusestionarius figurse 5. — Tertia distinctio juxta 
aliud exemplar. — Aphorismi. — Accurtatio. — Practica secret! 
occulti. — Opus magnum, sive opus regale. — Considerationes 
operis minoris. — Cantilena Catalonice, cum commento. — Ars 
brevis, &c. papyro, f. 

67. Ramundi Lulli speculum alchimiae. — Ejusdem liber de 
quinta essentia. — Ejusdem lapidarius, scilicet de gemmis. — 
Job. Dastini liber de compositione lapidis. — Ejusdem donum 
Dei. — Liber radicum. — Liber administrationum. — Ejusdem 
Dastini speculum pbilosopborum.^ — Rasis de duodecim aquis, 
&c. papyrOj f°. 

68. Aneti filii Abraham practica medica. — Scarsati practica medi- 
cinalis, una cum aliis. pergameno^ 4°. 

69. Eathelredi Abbatis Rievallis de vita Edowardi regis Anglo- 
rum et Confessoris.* pergameno^ 4°. 

70. Roberti episcopi Lincolniensis tractatus in lingua Romana, 
hoc est, veteri rithmo Gallico, de principio creationis mundi, 
de medio et fine, &c. pergameno, 4°. 

71. Wilhelmi de Northfeilde expositio super librum de differen- 
tia spiritus et animse. — Ejusdem expositio super diversa opus- 
cula Aristolelis phisicorum.f pergameno, f . 

72. Magistri Franconis regulae musicales, cum additionibus alio- 
rum musicorum, collectse a Roberto de Handlo. — Rogerii Ba- 
chonis perspectiva, una cum aliis geometricis et astrologicis. 

pergameno^ f. 

73. Gualtheri Burlei notabilia super Porphyrii praedicabilia, et 
Aristotelis prsedicamenta, una cum aliarum notationum libellis. 

papyro, 4°. 

74. Boetii Musica. — Hermannus Contractus de compositione as- 
trolabii, et de ejus utilitatibus. pergameno, 4° 

75. Chronica de imperatoribus seu compendium historiarum in 
prima monarchia Babiloniorum, in annum Christi 1266. — 

* Now MS. Harl. 200, " Joannes Dee, 1575." 
t Now C. C. C, Oxon. No. 235. 


Joh. de Bononia summa pontificum Romanorum et impera- 
torum in annum Christi 1313. — Alexandri Magni ortus et 
res gestee. pergameno^ 4°. 

76. Wilhelmi Wodford, ordinis Minorum, opusculum quses- 
tionum quarundam, contra dialogum Joh. Wycklyf a Thoma 
Cantuariensi archiepiscopo condemnatuni. — Thomas Palmere 
tractatus de imaginibus, cum aUis variis. papyro, 4°. 

77' Collectanea qusedam chunica Siberti Rhodii. papyro, f°. 

78. Robert! Holcot qucestiones super quatuor libros Lombard! 
sententlarum. — Ejusdem qusestiones de astronomia. 

pergameno, 4°. 

79. Arnald! de Villa Nova liber de alchimia, cujus initium est, 
" ScitOj fili, quod in hoc libro/^ una cum aliis ejusdem opus- 
culis. papyro, 4". 

80. Ethic! philosophi cosmographia, per D. Hieronymum Stre- 
donem Lat. conversa. pergameno, f*. 

8 1 . Roger!! Bachonis epistolae tres, sive scripta tria ad Joh. Pari- 
siensem, in quibus latet sapientia mundi, — Kalid rex ad Mo- 
rienum. — Gebri et Avicennse chimica. papyro, 4°. 

82. Euclidis elementorum geometricorum libri decern. — Ejusdem 
perspectiva, &c. Lat. papyro, 4**. 

83. Alhazeni perspectiva, libri septem, Lat. pergameno, f". 

84. De fabrica specul! ustorii fragmentum. — Urso de efFectibus 
qualitatum primarum. — Liber vaccse. — Albert! dona. — Thomas 
Aquinas de essentiis rerum. pergameno, 4". 

85. Ricardi Hampole liber, qui dicitur Incendium Amoris, Anglice, 

pergameno, f". 

86. Alhazeni perspectiva, Lat. — Item Alfraganus, &c. Lat. 

pergameno, f°. 

87. Albumazar de judiciis astrologicis. pergameno, f". 
^88. Jacob! Fabri Stapulensis conclusiones phisicse, he, ex Aris- 

totele excerptse. papyro, f°. 

89. Joh. Eschuid! summa Anglicana, seu medicinalis. 

pergameno, T. 


90. Bartholomeeus Anglicus de proprietatibus rerum. 

pergameno^ f. grandiori. 

91. Jordan! Nemorarii arithmetica cum commento. — Algo- 
rithmus in integris Joh. de Sacrobosco. — Algorithmus in 
minutiis, Joli. de Lineriis. — Campani theorica planetarum. — 
Nicholai Oresmi tractatus de proportionibus proportionum.* 
— Jordani tractatus de commensuratione coelestium. — 
Gervasii algorithmus proportionum. — Demonstrationes con- 
clusionum astrolabii. — Tractatus de torqueto et ejus usu. — 
TabulcG Alfonsi regis Castellee. — Canones tabularum Alfonsi 
l^er Joh. de Saxonia. — Joh. de Lineriis canones tabularum 
primi mobilis. — Jacob Alkindus de impressio[n]ibus aeris. — 
Rogerii Bachonis de utilitate arithmeticae. — Campani com- 
postus ecclesiasticus. — Jordani algorithmus demonstratus. 

pergameno, f. 

92. Helinandi Monachi Cistercien. chronicorum mundi libri xxx. 
hoc est^ pars prima. pergameno, £°. 

93. Francisci Catanei Diacetii paraphrasis in Aristotelem de coelo, 
&c. pergameno^ f°. 

94. Isidori Hispalensis liber de natura rerum^ cum glosulis. — 
Prisciani institutio . — Bedee versus de die judicii. 

pergamenOj 4°. 

95. Tractatus de figuris stellarum in octava sphsera. — Gebri 
libri novem de astronomia. — Almagesti libri sex abbreviati. 
— Jordani libri de triangulis. — Plures conclusiones Almagisti 
abbreviati. — Archimedis liber de curvis superficiebus. — Trac- 
tatus Albeonis. — Tabula pro locis planetarum. — Tractatus 
Zaphei Arzachelis, &c. — Capitula libri Almagesti. — Compen- 
dium musices ex Boetio. — Euclidis elementa geometrica. — 
Gebri conclusiones de astronomia. — Theodosii sphserica. — 
Milei de figuris sphaericis et triangulis, libri tres. — Tabulae 
planetarum de radicibus et motibus. — Machumeti Bagde- 

* Extract from this article in MS. Bernard, 34G7, where there are other extracts 
from MSS. in Dee's jKtssession. 


dini liber divisionum. — Tractatus de quinque corporibus re- 
gularibus. — Tractatus de speculis comburentibus. — Tabula 
domificandi, pro latitudine Oxoniens. — Tabulee plurium latitu- 
dinum, secundum Bachecumbe. — Thebith tractatus de motu. — 
Tractatus de proportione circumferentiee circuli^ &c. — Tabulse 
quatuor soils. pergameno, f. 

96. Roger! Bachonis tractatus de virtutibus et actionibus stella- 
rum. papyro, 4". 

97. Vitellionis perspectiva.* pergameno, f". 

98. Theodosii sphserica. — Euclidis data, Lat. — Archimides de qua- 
dratura circuli. pergameno, 4°. 

99. Haly de judiciis astrorum. pergameno, f°. 

100. Boetius de consolatione philosophise cum commento. — 
Scripta super plures libros geometria?. — Jordanus de speculis. 
— Jordanus de ponderibus. — Archadii demonstrationes de 
quadratura circuli. — Tractatus Hermanni de astrolabio. — 
Liber de similibus arcubus. — Archimedes de iiguris isoperi- 
metris. — Archimedes de curvis superficiebus. pergameno, 4°. 

101. Avicenna de prima philosophia, i. e. de causa causarum, vel 
metaphisica, Lat. pergameno, 4°. 

102. Alhazeni perspectiva. pergameno, 4° 

103. Ricardi de Posis summa epistolarum (quasi ars quaedam 
notariatus) secundum consuetudinem Romance curiae. 

pergameno, f". 

104. Arzachelis tabulae astronomicae. pergameno, 4°. 

105. Chronicon Angliae, Anglice, manuscriptum. pergameno, f°. 

106. Aristotelis commentum in astrologiam (fragmentum). 

pergameno, 4** 

107. Alberti Magni minerarium. pergameno, 4°. 

108. Haly de judiciis astrorum. — Liber novem judicum in 
astrologia. — Jafar de imbribus. — Messahala de nativitatibus. 

* Now MS. Ashm. No. 424. From a MS. note it appears that, in 1564, the Fellows 
of Peterhouse, at Cambridge, presented this book to Dr. Dee, in exchange for various 
printed books which he gave to their library. Vid. MS. C.C.C. Oxon. No. 191. 


— Aristotelis liber de judiciis universal ibus. — Hani Benhannse 
liber de geometria. — Guido Bonatus de astrologio.* 

papyro, f°. magno. 

109. Algorithmus integrorum cum commento. — Algorithmus frac- 
torum cum commento. — Summa utriusque arithmeticse 
Boetii. — Arithmetica compilata ex multis scientiis. — Liber de 
figuris numerorum. — Practica memorandi. — Tractatus de 
speculo combustorio secundum section em Mukesij. — Euclidis 
geometricorum libri 15. cum commento. — Jordanus de pon- 
deribus cum commento. — Euclides de ponderibus cum com- 
mento. — Euclidis datorum liber cum commento. — Archimedes 
de curvis superficiebus cum commento. — Archimedes de qua- 
dratura circuli, cum commento. — Archimede[s] de figuris 
ysoperimetrorum. — ^Theodosii sphaerica. — Rob. Lincoln [i] ensis 
episcopi, de luce^ calore^ et iride. — Vitellionis perspectives 
libri quatuor. pergameno^ i°, 

110. Rob. Lincoln [i] ensis episcopi constitutiones pro sua dio- 
cesi, videl. in decalogum, &c. pergameno, f"* 

111. Perspectiva Algazet^ forte Halazen. Lat. pergameno, 4" 

112. Annales regulorum Cambricorum, a Cadowaladro ad Leolini 
tempora^ lingua Brytannica sive Cambrica. papyro, 4° 

113. Perquisita et alia quae pertinebant ad Winchecumbe Ab- 
batiam.f pergameno, 4°. 

114. Boetii arithmetica. pergameno, 4°. 

115. Queestiones erudite disputatee super librum meteororum 
Aristotelis. pergameno, 4°, 

116. De Indorum et Persarum annis astronomicis. — Annota- 
tiones in Martianum Capellam. pergameno, 4", 

117. De potentiis animse. — Auberti Remensis philosophia. — 
Oliveri philosophia. — Petrus Hispanus de morte et vita, et 
causis longitudinis et brevitatis vitse. — Albertus de divinatione. 

* Now MS. Savil. Oxon. No. 15. 

t It does not appear from Tanner's Notitia Monastica, or from Sir Thomas 
Phillipps's Catalogue, that this MS. is now preserved. 


De spiritu et inspiratione. — De signis aquarum, ventorum et 
tempestatum. — Ramundus Massiliensis de cursu planetarum. 
— Alexander Aphrodiseus ad imperatores Antoninum et Seve- 
rum de fato. — Qucestiones de intellectu. — Qusestiones de 
anima. — Hermannus Secuiidus de essentiis. — Platonis Phge- 
don, sive de anima. — Commentum super Platonis Timeeum. — 
Platonis Menon. Lat. pergameno, f. 

118. De administratione principum liber. pergamenOj 4°. 

119. Isidori Hispalensis etymologiarum fragmentum magnum. 

pergameno, f . 

120. Tabulae astronomicae ad annos decern^ cum canonibus. — 
Algorithmus demonstratus cum minutiis. — Alfraganus de 
annis. — Alcabicii astrologia. — Tabulae de numeris proportion- 
alibus. — Computus cum calendario. pergameno, 4°. 

121. Polychronica. pergameno, f. 

122. Polychronicon. pergameno, f° minori. 

123. Hystoriae Britannicae et Angliae fragmentum, Gallice con- 
scriptum. pergameno, 4°. 

124. Guido Bonatus de judiciis astrorum. pergameno, P. 

125. Passionale. pergameno, f". 

126. Astronomici libelli cujusdam fragmentum, cujus initium 
est, " A philosophis astronomiam sic definitam accepimus.^^ 

pergameno, 4°. 

127. Expositio quaedam super Cantica Canticorum. — Ars fidei se- 
cundum Ambionensem. — Macrobius in somnium Scipionis. 

pergameno, f°. 
The second tract is cut out, and to be answered for. 

128. Matricula, sive catalogus bibliothecae Cantuariensis. 

papyro, f". 

129. Author de causis cum demonstrationibus. pergameno, f°. 
J 30. Alchimicus libellus, Anglice, cujus initium est, " Take limale.^* 

papyro, 4°. 
131. Libellus chimicus, Latine. — Varii tractatus super capitulum 
Hermetis quod dicitur " Clavis Sapientiae Majoris." 

pergameno, f". 


132. Sidracli philosophi liber, Gallice. pergameno, 4". 

133. Kallendarium. — Queedam de computu ecclesiastico, Latine et 
Saxonice. — Alpbabetum somniale. — Preeces qusedam pise.* 

pergameno, 8". 

134. Lectiones cujusdam super Ecclesiasticen. pergameno, f". 

135. Commentarius bonus in definitiones quinti bbri Euclidis. — 
Euclides totus ex Campani traditione. — Explicatio bona Arcbi- 
medis de quadratura circuU. pergameno, 4. 

136. Cicero de natura deorum. — Catonis liber ad Varronem. — 
Euclidis liber cum commento. — Preceptum canonum Ptolomsei. 
— Tractatus astrolabii dupHcis cum practica. — Tabulse astro- 
nomicse. — Aristotelis epistola de rectitudine vitae, ad Alexand. 
— Henrici Britten philosopbia. — Oliveri Britton philosopbia. 
— Pbilosophia Remensis et aliorum. — Liber de speculis, liber 
de visu, et qusedam alia. pergameno, 4°. 

137. Boetii arithmetica. — Ejusdem de trinitate libri. — Ejusdem 
de duobus in Christo naturis. — Ejusdem de liebdomadibus. 
— Rob. Grostesti, Lincolniensis episcopi, de arte algorism! 
communi. — Ejusdem alius tractatus magis in speciali. — Thebith 
super Almagistum Ptolomsei. — Theodosius de locis habitabili- 
bus. — Theoria planetarum cum tabulis necessariis. — Commen- 
tum super Centiloquium Ptolomsei. — Ars cheiromantiae, in 
Gallico sermone. — De interpretationibus somniorum. — De 
signiiicationibus tonitruorum. — Physiognomia secundum Tho- 
mam Aquinatem.— De prognosticationibus tempestatum. — De 
pluribus necessariis ad casus inquirendos secundum algo- 
rismum. — Cheiromantia, Lat.f pergameno, 4°. 

138. Astronomica, astrologica, et arithmetica. — Observationes 
qusedam planetarum et fixarum, Petri de Sancto Audomaro et 
et Job. de Lineriis. pergameno, 4**. 

139. Tabulse astronomicse cum canonibus. pergameno, 8°. 

* The MS. described by Wanley, p. 222, as MS. Cotton. Vitell. A. xviu, now de- 
stroyed, is probably the one here mentioned. The Cotton. MS. Jul. A. vj. also answers 
the brief description above given. 

t Now in Trinity College, Dublin. See Dr. Bernard's Catalogue, No. 46. 


140. Libellus de natura locorum. pergameno, 8°. 

141. Ivonis Carnutensis varii tractatus ecclesiastici^ et volumen 
epistolarum diversorum ad diversos, &c. pergameno, f°. 

142. Boetii musica. — Expositio Simonis de Bredon super duos 
libros arithmeticse Boetii. pergameno, 4". 

143. Calcidius in Platonis Timaeum.* pergameno, 4° long. 

144. Marii de elementis libri duo. — Liber qui dicitur Prenonphy- 
sicon. — Alardi Bathoniensis queestiones naturales. — Physiogno- 
mia secundum tres authores, videlicet, Loxum, Aristotelem, 
et Palemonem. — Liber spermatis. — Soranus de re medica. — 
Constantini liber de herbis. — Dioscorides de virtutibus her- 
barum, Lat. — Oribasius de virtutibus herbarum, Lat. — Odonis 
Adunensis versus de virtutibus herbarum. — Isidori Hyspalensis 
etymologiarum libri. — Constantini Medici liber graduum. — 
Euphonis experimenta. — Adamarii experimenta. — Joh. Me- 
lancholici experimenta. — Experimenta Abbatis. — Experi- 
menta Wiscardi. — Experimenta Picoti. — De urina mulieris. 
— Expositio quintae incisionis epidemiarum Hippocratis. — 
Joh. Melancholic! liber de substantia urinee. — Palladius de 
agricultura. — Liber de simplici medicina. pergameno, f". 

145. Alberti Magni magia naturalis et vera. — Idiotee liber, authore 
Cusano. — Contra Jacobellinos in Bohemia. — Antonii Barsizii 
cauteriaria, comedia, una cum aliis variis. papyro, f'. 

146. Aristotelis physicorum libri octo. — Ejusdem de generatione 
et corruptione, lib. 2. — De coelo et de mundo, libri 4. — Me- 
teorum libri 4. — De vegetabilibus, &c. — De anima, libri 
tres. — De memoria et reminiscentia. — Ethicorum secundus 
et tertius. — De morte et vita, et alia ejusdem Aristotelis, 
Latine. pergameno, 4^ 

147. Serapionis de aptatione et repressione, seu ser^4tor Sera- 
pionis. pergameno, f''. 

* Now MS. Bib. Reg. Mus. Brit. 12 B. XXII, " Johannes Dee, 1557, 4 Maij, Lon- 



148. Thomas de Aquino de veritate theologica, libri septem. 

pergameno, 4**. 

149. Albert! magni tractatus de lapidibus. — Jacobus Alkindus de 
radiis. papyro, P. 

150. Historia Anglica cujusdam anonymi. papyro, 4°. 

151. Euclidis optica, catoptrica, et geometria^ Lat. 

pergameno, 4°. 

152. Fragmentum theologicum quoddam in Ecclesiasticum. 

pergameno, f°. 

153. Tractatus astrolabij. — De significatione rei occultse. — De 
aeris dispositione. — Tabula pro almanack. — Ars notaria. — 
Aristotelis epistola de conservatione sanitatis. — Rogeri Here- 
fordensis computus. — Compositio astrolabii. — Planisphee- 
rium. — Alfraganus. — Geber in Ptolomeei almagestum, una cum 
aliis. pergameno, 4°. 

154. Apologia chemicae artis, contra Cornelium Agrippum de vani- 
tate scientiarum. — De oleis variis medicinalibus, una cum aliis 
multis. papyro, 4°. 

155. Alcabicius. — Astronomia qusedam judicialis. — Zahelis intro- 
ductorium, cum judiciis sequentibus. — Mathematica Alex- 
andri summi astrologi. — Jacob Alkindus de judiciis astrolo- 
gicis. — Albumazar de revolutionibus annorum mundi. — 
Summse excerptse ex libro Albumazar, de revolutione nati- 
vitatum. — Albohali de nativitatibus. — Albumazar liber florum. 
— Almanack perpetuum Profacii Judsei. — Thomas Aquinas de 
angehs.* 4° pergameno. 

156. Lamentationes Matheeoluli, carmine.f pergameno, 4°. 

157. Hippocratis aphorismi. — Ejusdem prognostica. — Ejusdem 
liber de regimine acutorum. — Ejusdem liber epidemiarum. — 
Ejusdem astronomia de infirmitatibus. — Johannicii isogoge 

* This MS. is now in the Ashmolean collection, No. 360. 

t This is probably the copy now in MS. Cotton. Cleopatra, C. IX. I know of no 
other which answers the description. 


in Galeni Tecknin. — Hyppocratis secreta, — Tractatus de com- 
positione astrolabii. — Tractatus de practica astrolabii. — Trac- 
tatus de compositione novi quadratis. — Campani tractatus de 
motibus planetarum et de fabricatione equatorii instrumenti 
per quod certa loca planetarum inveniuntur. — Petri Perigrini 
tractatus de magnete.* — Jordani liber Planisphcerii. — Euclidis 
liber de speculis. — Jordani tractatus de ponderibus. — Prac- 
tica geometrise. pergameno, 4o. 

158. Rogerii Bachonis calendarium. — Tabula ad sciendum quis 
planetadominetur omni hora cujus libet diei. — Tabula multi- 
plicationis. — Liber de naturis rerum abreviatus. — Marbodeus 
de sculpturis gemmarum. — Liber de lapidibus filiorum Israel. 
— Hippocratis signa in infirmo. — Unguentum alabastri. — De 
modo faciendi olei. — De aquis mundificativis oculorum faciei, 
et aliorum spiritualium membrorum. — De pilatoria. — Ut pili 
nascantur ubi volueris. — De conservatione vini. — Gregorii 
dialogorum liber primus et secundus. — Vita Sancti Nicholai. — 
Vita Sancti ^gidij. pergameno, 4«. 

159. Computus ecclesiasticus. — Beda de calculatione. — Computus. 

pergameno, 4^. 

160. Wilhelmi de Conchis philosophia. f pergameno, 4^. 

161. Queestiones super elenchos, et alia logicalia. papyro, 4\ 

162. Qusestiones de apparentiis^ seu fallaciis sophisticis, manu- 
scriptee. papyro. 

163. Alberti de Saxonia tractatus proportionum, 4o impressus 
Rothomagi. — Jacobi Lupi tractatus de productionibus per- 
sonarum in divinis, secundum mentem Job. Scoti, 4^ impres- 
sum. — Una cum aliis tractatibus variarum qucestionum, — 

papyro manuscript. 4o. 

* Dee's own copy of the printed edition, with his MS. notes, is in the British Mu- 
seum. •* Johannes Dee, 15G2." 

t Now MS. Bib. S. Joh. Coll. Cantab. G. 3. " Johannes Dee, 1557, 4 Maii." 


164. Henrici Beaumundi regimen sanitatis, cum aliis variis ex- 
perimentis, tam Anr/hce quam Latine scriptis. pergameno, 4o 

165. Avicenna de naturalibus. — Ejusdem de sufficientia. — Thomae 
de Aquino tractatus de essentia. — Avendauth de quinque uni- 
versalibus. — Alchindi philosophi de quinque essentiis, ex 
verbis Aristotelis abstractus liber. — Platonis Timseus. — Isaac 
de diffinitionibus, Lat. — Jacob de rationali in anima. — Alex- 
andri Philosophi de intellectu et intelligibili liber^ Lat. — Al- 
gacelis logica. — Alchindus de intellectu et intellecto. — Ama- 
ometh liber introductorius in artem logicam demonstrationis. 
— Averrhois de substantia orbis. — Alfarabius de intellectu et 
intellecto. — Liber planetarum cujusdam discipuli Ptolomsei. — 
Mercurius Trismegistus. — Secundus Philosophus de diffinitio- 
nibus. — Boetius de unitate. — Liber de differentia spiritus et 
animse. — Liber metaphisicee Avicennag;, qui non est completus. 

166. De philosophia Salomonis. — Fulgentius episcopus ad Calci- 
dium Grammaticum. — Experimenta qusedam alchimica. — Cas- 
siodorus de anima, una cum aliis theologicis. pergameno^ 8®, 

167. Boetii arithmetica. — Theorica planetarum et stellarum se- 
cundum Alfraganum. — Boetii musica. — Euclidis geometrica. — 
Propositiones planispheerii Ptolomsei cum additionibus. — Mas- 
lem Arabis. * pergameno, 4°. 

168. Disputatio inter militem et clericum. pergameno, 4^ 

169. Job. Scoti qusestiones super secundo et tertio libro Aris- 
totelis de anima. — Antonii Andrese qusestiones in Aristotelis 
meteora. papyro, 4°. 

170. Isidori Hispalensis liber differentiarum. — Cic. academicae 
quccstiones. — Ejusdem natura deorum. — Ejusdem de divina- 
tione. — Ejusdem de fato. — Ejusdem paradoxa. — Ejusdem Phi- 
lippicc8 orationes. — Libellus de bestiis, avibus, et arboribus, — 

* Now MS. Lambeth, No. G7. Dee's autograph has been erased from the fly-leaf, 
but " 1558, 30 Junii, Londini," remains in his handwriting. 


Salustius de bello Catilinario et Jugurthino. — Vegetius de re 

militari, &c. pergaraeno, 4°. 

171. Computus Ecclesiasticus. pergameno, 8°. 

172. Solinus de mirabilibus mundi. pergameno, 4". 

173. Bona gesta Marise. — Maleus^ &c. pergameno, 16°. 

174. Sortilegia nugatoria. pergameno^ 8^ 

175. Sortilegia nugatoria. pergameno, 4°. 

176. Joh. Sarisberiensis policraticum^ sive de nugis curialium et 
vestigiis philosophorum^ libri octo. pergameno, 4", 

177» Computus manualis, cum aliis sexaginta quinque tractatibus 
variorum autorum in medicinalibus, physicis^, astronomicis, et 
aliis. pergameno, 8". 

178. Gebri summa alchimice. pergameno, 4o. 

179. Hermetis cujusdam libellus de rebus universalibus. 

pergameno, 4°. 

180. Imago mundi, cujus initium est, ^' Operatio divina.^' 

pergameno, 4". 

181. Thomee Bravardini Anglici propositiones geometriae. 

pergameno, 4°. 

182. Macer de virtutibus herbarum. pergameno, 4". 

183. Libellus medicinee et chirurgise, partim Latine, partim An- 
glice, partim etiam Gallice. pergameno, 16°. 

184. Ramundi Lulii practica chimica, Anglice.^ papyro, 4°. 

185. Alchimica; videlicet tres tractatus alchimici, Volvi lapidem, 
&c. — De quinta essentia Mercurii. — Secretum secretorum Fieri 
philosophi. pergameno, 4°, 

186. Roberti Lincolniensis episcopi, de luce, de iride, cum 
multis aliorum tractatis circiter 34. pergameno, 4°, 

A thick booke with a labell. 

187. Libri diversi astrologici, quorum primi initium est, " Postulata 
a Domino.^' pergameno, 4°. 

* Now MS. Sloan. 2128. 


188. Rogeri Bachonis, Morieni Romania Joh. Viennensis, Albert! 
Magni, Hermetis, Rasis, Hortulani^ chimica queedam. 

pergameno, 8**. 

189. Speculum secretorum, cum aliis haud contemnendis che- 
raicis fragmentis. pergameno, 4°, 

190. Joh. de Sacrobosco sphsera. — Johannicii glossulse, cum aliis 
tractatibus. — Rogeri Bachonis et Rob. Lincolniensis episcopi, 
&c. pergaraeno, 4^, 

191. Libellus chimicus, cujus initium est, " Materia lapidis.^^ 

papyro, 8°. 

192. Jacobi Alkindi de pluviis, imbribus, ventis, et de mutatione 
aeris. papyro, f°. 

193. Liber duodecim aquarum, &c.* pergameno, 4°. 

194. ^gidii de Wallecers computus, de cometis, de crepusculis. 
— ^Tabuke domorum et ascensionum. — Kallendarii errores. — 
Jo. de Pecham perspectiva communis. — 30 Arabes, qui dicuntur 
Magistri probationum. — ^Tractatus minutiarum, una cum aliis. 

pergameno, 8". 

195. Abraham Judsei liber de judiciis nativitatum, cum aliis 
variis. papyro, 4°. 

196. Albertus de mineralibus, cujus initium est, " De mixtione et 
coagulatione,'^ &c. — Rogerii Bachonis epistola prima ad Joh. 
Parisiensem. — Summa aurea, una cum multorum aliorum 
tractatibus. pergameno, 4°. 

In a black cover with clasps. 

197. Ludus astronomicus. papyro, 8°. 

198. Parisiensis liber, cujus initium est, "Augustinus de Civitate 
Dei,^' &c. papyro, 4°. 

199. Pomum Ambree. — Trotulae de ornatu mulierum. — Ascarus 
Philosophus de signis mulierum. — De secretis mulierum, 
cum aliis experimentis. — Theophilus Monachus de coloribus. 

* Now in Magdalen College, Oxford, No. 277. 


— Eraclius de coloribus et artibus Roman. ^ — Qusedam experi- 
menta medica^ cum aliis superstitiosis. — Compositio et usus 
astrolabii, una cum aliis. pergameno, 8°. 

[ J/i that part of the Catalogue describing the printed Books, under 
the title of " Chemici Libri, S)C. Compacti^^ occur the following 

200. Ramundi Lulii ars generalise cum queestionibus ejusdem. — De 
medi[ci]na et astronomia ejusdem. — Speculum medicinse. 4°. 

201. Ramundi Lulii ars magna cum figuris. — Ejusdem ars gene- 
ralise cum qucEstionibus. — Ejusdem introductorium sive cano- 
nes artis generalis. — Ejusdem de principiis et medicina3 gradi- 
bus. — Ejusdem de regiminibus sanitatis et infirmitatis. f°. 

[By Elias Ashmole.]* 

1. Mysteriorum liber primus^ 1581, et 1582. 

It begins 22 Dec. 1581, and ends 15 March 1582. 

2. Mysteriorum liber secundus. 

The first leafe is utterly perished. It ends 21 March, 

3. Mysteriorum liber tertius. 

It begins 28 April 1582, and ends 4 May, following. 

4. Liber Mysteriorum quartus. 

It began 15 Nov. 1582, but the first leafe is lost. It ends 
21 Nov. following. 

5. Liber Mysteriorum quintus, 1583. 

It begins 23 March 1583, and ends 18 April following. 

6. Quinti libri Mysteriorum appendix. 

It begins 20 April 1583, and ends 23 May following. 
* From Ashmole's MSS. No. 1790, fol. 52». 


Note that some other of his bookes were set forth by Dr. 
Casaubon 1659, and the first action (in them) begins 5 daies 
after the last action of the foresaid appendix, viz. 28 May 1583;> 
which are these that follow. 

7. Liber sexti Mysteriorum (et sancti) parallelus novalisque. 

It begins 28 May 1583, and ends 4 July following. 

8. Liber Peregrinationis Primse (sexti Mystici paradromus). 

It begins 21 Sept. 1583, and ends 13 March 1584. 

9. Mensis Mysticus Sabbaticus, pars prima ejusdem. 

It begins 10 April 1584, and ends the 30 of that moneth. 

10. Libri Mystici Apertorii Cracoviensis Sabbatici 1584. 

But in Dr. Dee's MS. (from which it was printed) it 
hath this title, 
Libri septimi Apertorii Cracoviensis, Mystici Sabbatici, pars 
tertia, A^. 1584. 

And beside hath this note. Liber quartus decimus. 
The first action in this booke begins 7 May 1584, .and 
ends 22 May following. 

11. Libri Septimi Apertorij Cracoviensis Mystici Sabbatici pars 

It begins 23 May 1584, and ends 12 July following. 

12. Libri Cracoviensis Mysticus Apertorius. 

In the originall MS. it hath this marginall note, "Sive 
potius, pars quinta libri 7"^^ &c. Cracoviensis.^^ 

The first action in this booke begins 12 July 1544, and 
ends 1 5 August following. 

13. Mysteriorum Pragensium liber primus Ceesareusque. 

It begins 15 Aug. stilo novo, 1584. At the bottome of the 
first leafe in the MS. is written, Liber 19us. 

The last action in this booke is the 7th of Oct. 1584. 

14. Mysteriorum Pragensium Confirmatio. 

The first action begins 14 Jan. 1585, and ends the 20 
of March following. 


15. Mysteriorum Pragensium Confirmatorum liber. 

This booke begins 20 Mar. 1585, and ends 6 June 

16. Unica Actio; quae Paccisena vocatur. A°. 1585, Aug. 6. 

l^. Liber Resurectionis, to which the MS. adds, et 42 Mensium 
It begins the 30 of April 1586. 

Actio prima et secunda ex septem : is also added in MS. 
The last action in this booke is 21 Jan. 1587. 
18. Actio tertia. Mysteriorum divinorum memorabilia, ab ac- 
tionis (ex septem) tertise, descriptse exordio, cui dies 4° Aprilis, 
A". 1587, dicata fuit. 
It begins 4 April 1587? and ends 23 May following. 
Thus far from the Printed Booke. 


19. 48 Claves Angelicse. 

This booke is writen in the Angelick language. Interlined 

with an English translation. 
Cracoviae ab Aprilis 13 ad Julii 13 (diversis temporibus) 

receptse, A^ 1584. At the bottome of the title page. 

Liber 18. 

20. Liber Scientiae, Auxilii et Victorise Terrestris. 

Maij 2, stilo novo, 1585 collectus ex prsemissis in lib. 10, et 

21. De Heptarchia Mystica Collectaneorum, Lib: primus. 

22. Liber Enoch. I suppose Liber Logaeth and this are all one, 
but in the MS. I copied myne from (which I borrowed from 
Sir John Cotton) it hath this Title, Liber Mysteriorum Sex- 
tus et Sanctus, Liber 8. 

23. A Booke of Supplications and Invocations. 



Abbot (Mr.), 49. 

Addenstall (John), 59. 

Agar (Mr.), 54. 

Alaski (Prince Albert), 28, 43, 46. Sa- 
lutes Dr. Dee, 19- Comes to Lon- 
don, 20. Makes acquaintance with 
Dr. Dee, ib. Visits Dr. Dee twice, 
ib. Returns home, 21. Goes to 
Trebona and Warsaw, 22. Gives mo- 
ney to Dr. Dee, 23. Goes to Tre- 
bona and Cremona, ib. Goes to Tre- 
bona and Prague, 27. 

Alles (Mr.), 11. 

Aired (Richard), 48, 52. 

Anderson (Lord), 40. 

Anderson (Margaret), birth, 2. 

Anthony (Mr.), 63. 

Arnold (Edmund), 60, 61. 

Arnold (Richard), 62. 

Arundell (Mr.), birth, 1. 

Ashley (Mr.), visits Dr. Dee, 42. Re- 
turns home, 43. 

Ashley (Mrs.), 49. Visits Dr. Dee, 42. 
Returns home, 43. 

Ashmole (Elias), 38. 

Ashton (James), 55, 64. 

Ask (John), 2, 48. 

Aspland (William), 38. 

Aubrey (Dr.), 15, 39, 49. Death, 52. 

Aubrey (John), 32, 52, 

Aubrey (Mrs.), 6. 

Bacon (Mr.), 16. 

Baguely (Nicholas), 55. 

Bagwell (Nicholas), 54. 

Baily (Francis), 4. 

Baldwyn (Richard), 52. 

Banister (Mrs.), 46. 

Banks (Mr.), 54. 

Barber (Robert), 58. 

Bardman (Isabelle), 56. 

Barlow (Mr.), 60. 

Barnes (Mr.), conference with Dr. Dee 

respecting the North-West passage, 

Barret (Mr.), 49, 60. 
Barret (Mrs.), 49. 
Barwick (Nurse) 34, 35, 36. 
Basset (John), 24, 28, 58. Tutor to 

Dr. Dee's children, 23. Quarrel with 

Thomas Kelly, 24. 
Baxter (Mr.), 61. 
Bayly (Dr.), 5. 
Baynton (Mr.), 52, 
Beale (Mr.), 18. 38, 46. 
Beale (Mrs.), 46, 53. 
Beck (William), 47. 
Bedell (Mr.) 38. 
Bedford (The Earl of), visits Dr. Dee, 2. 



Bele, V. Beale. 

Benet (Mrs.), 12. 

Berran (Mr.), 54. 

Besbich (Thomas), 3. 

Beston (Mrs.), 56. 

Bettgran (Mr.), 18. 

Biberstein (Lord), makes acquaintance 

with Dr. Dee, 23. Goes to Trebona, 

Bigs (Mr.), 14. 
BiUings (Thomas), 64. 
Billingsley (Henry), 29. 
Birch (George), 61,64. 
Birch (Robert), 62. 
Blayney (John), 52. 
Blunt (Sir Charles), 45. 
Blunt (Francis), 44, 45. 
Blunt (Sir Michael), 44. 
Bodin (John), 10. 
Boordman (Elizabeth), 58. 
Booth (Sir George), 58, 63. 
Booth (Lady), 58. 
Bradley (Captain), 59. 
Bradshaw (Mr.), 57, 58, 60. 
Bragden (Edward), 15. 
Brandeburgh (Marquis of), 47. 
Brayce (Mrs.), 34. 
Brogreton (Mr.), 55. 
Broke (George), 52, 60, 61. 
Bromley (Mr.), 13. 
Browne (John), 2, 11, 58. 
Brunswick (the Duke of), 22. 
Brydock (Ed.), 61. 
Buckhurst (Lord), 51. 
Bull (Mr.), 50. 
Bullock (Mr.), 5. 
Burch (Mr.), 60. 
Burghley (Lord), 17, 35, 37, 39, 40,41, 

50. Consultation with Dr. Dee, 9. 

Sends Dr. Dee some venison, 10. Dr. 
Dee dedicates his work on the calen- 
dar to him, 19. Illness, 42. 

Burrough (William), 21. 

Burton (Mr.), 7. 

Byron (John), 55. 

Byron (Sir John), 55. Dispute with 
Manchester College, 56. 

Caesar (Dr.), 60. 

Camaiere (Comelio), 46, 47. 

Camden (William), 40. 

Candish (Richard), 6, 34, 36, 37. Visits 
Dr. Dee, 33. Dr. Dee gives him a 
copy of Paracelsus, 35. 

Candish (Thomas), visits Dr. Dee, 34 

Canterbury (Archbishop of), 15, 34, 35, 
36, 37, 40, 42, 48,49, 50, 51,60,61. 

Carolius, 42. 

Carpe (John), 29, 30. Goes to Prague, 
24. Makes furnaces, ib. Comes to 
Trebona, 26. Goes to Prague, 27. 

Carter (Oliver), 40, 53, 57, 59, 62, 64. 

Cary (Sir George), 33, 34. 

Cater (Mr.), visits Dr. Dee, 8. 

Cave (Mr.), 52. 

Cecil (Sir Robert), 40, 49, 55. 

Cecil (Sir Thomas), 40. 

Chaloner (Sir Thomas), 44. 

Charles (Robert), 41, 44, 46, 52, 60, 6i. 

Chester (Bishop of), 62. 

Chetham (Edmund), 64. 

Childe (Mr.), 45, 50. 

Childe (Mrs.), 47. 

Cholmeley (John), 41, 58, 59, 60. 

Chritzin (Captain), 27. 

Clement (Mr.), 17. 

Clerkson (Mr.), 14. 

Clinton (Lord), 7. 



Cobham (Lady), 33, 34, 41. 

Cobham(Lord),40, 41. 

Coke, V. Cooke. 

Cole (Ellen), 12, 13. 

Collens (Thomas), 12, 38. 

Colman (Mr.), 47. 

Constable (Mary), wages paid, 8. 

Cooke (Bridget), birth, 2. 

Cooke (John), Sir Humphrey Gilbert 

and Dr. Dee dines with him, 8. 
Cooke (Roger), 63, 64. The secret of 

the elixir revealed to him by Dr. 

Dee, 7. His violent bearing towards 

Dr. Dee, 11. His quarrel with Dr. 

Dee, 12. His departure from Mort- 

lake, 13. 
Cooper (Edmund), 28. 
Cooper (Jane), birth, 1. 
Cosener (Mr.), 53. 
Coverts (Mr.), 17. 
Coweller (Mr.), 8. 
Cowly (Anthony), 55. Unfriendly to 

Dr. Dee, 32. 
Cracht, 24. 
Cradocke(Dr.), 13. 
Crane (Fr.), 2. 

Crocker (John), 33, 57, 58, 60. 
Crofts (Sir James), 11. 
Crofts (Lady Catherine), 8, 11. 
Crowne (Mr.), 53. 
Cumber (Mr.), 36. 
Cumberland (Countess of), 47, 53. 
Cunstable (Mary), supernatural fire, 7. 
Curtes (Mr.), 56. 
Cutcheth (William), 59. 

Dale (Roger), 45. 
Dalton (Mr.), 34. 
Damport (Humphrey), 60, 


Darant (Nurse), 8. 

David (Griffith), 57. 

Davis (Mr.), 63. 

Davis (Mrs.), 53. 

Davyes (Alise), 11. 

Davys (John), Reconciled to Dr. Dee, 6. 
Abuses Mr. Emery, 7. Conference 
with Dr. Dee about the North-west 
passage, 18, 19. Goes to Chelsea 
and Devonsiiire, 19. 

Day (Mr.), 51. 

Dee (Anthony), 37. 

Dee (Arnold), 52, 54-, 60. 

Dee (Arthur), 14, 34, 39, 42, 46, 64. 
Born, 4, Christened, ib. Illness, 7. 
Weaned, 8. His fall, 16. Wounded 
with a razor, 28. Accidentally hurt, 
38. Sent to Westminster school, 40. 
Accidentally hurt at fencing, 60. 

Dee (Aubrey), 55. 

Dee (Catherine), 34, 39, 42, 46, 57, 63, 
64. Born, 11. Baptised, fi. Sent 
home, 12. Her nurse paid, 13. Ill- 
ness, 16. Accidentally hurt, 30. 

Dee (Frances), 41, 43, 57. Born, 39. 

Dee (Jane), passim. 

Dee (Dr. John), passim. Situation of 
his house at Mortlake, 2. His chemi- 
cal diary, 10. Dreams he is dead, 17. 
Goes abroad with his family, 21. 
Returns to England, 32. Installed 
warden of Manchester, 55. 

Dee (Madinia), 33, 34, 38, 39, 48, 56. 

Dee (Margaret), 56. Born, 53. Bap- 
tised, ib. Weaned, 55. 

Dee (Mary), 25. 

Dee (Michael), weaned, 21. Acciden- 
tally wounds his eye, 25. Ill with an 
ague, 27. Illness and death, 50. 



Dee (Nicholas), 25. 

Dee (Rowland), 20, 21, 64. Baptised, 

18. Goes to nurse, 19. Falls into 

the Thames, 35. 
Dee (Theodore), born, 26. Baptised, 

ib. Weaned, 31. Accident, 35. His 

eyes sore, 48. Illness, ib. 
Denby (Elizabeth), 42. 
Deny (Anne), born, 33. 
Deny (Dr.), 10. 
Derby (Countess of), 55, 59. 
Derby (Earl of), 52, 53, 55, 56, 59. 
Dickenson (R.), 60. 
Digges (Thomas), Lends Dr. Dee some 

money, 43. 
Diggs (William), 39. 
Dionysiis (D. de), 17. 
Dodding (Dr.), 39. 
Drake (Sir Francis), 11. 
Ducket (Lady), 34. 
Ducket (Sir Lionel), 6, 20. 
Duerend (Mr.), 31. 
Dumbell (Mr.), 64. 
Dunstan, Book of, 25. 
Dutton (Laurence), 54. 
Dyer (Mr.), 6, 19, 26, 37, 28, 29, 33. 

Visits Dr. Dee, 2. Ambassador to 
Denmark, 32. Reconciled to Dr. 
Dee, 38. 
Dymmock (Mr.), 52. 

Edmunds (Mr.), Makes acquaintance 

with him, 18. 
Edward (Roger), 4, 38, 61. 
Edwards (Edward), 54. 
Egerton (Lord Francis), 35. Dr. Dee 

dines with him, 46. Gives Mrs. 

Dee twenty angels, 47. Godfather to 
Margaret Dee, 53. 

Elizabeth (Queen), 34. Interview with 
Dr. Dee, 4. Goes to Richmond, 5. 
Interview with Dr. Dee, ib. Her 
disease, ib. Her dwarf, 8. Goes to 
Richmond, ib. Visits Dr. Dee at 
Mortlake, ib. Interview with Dr. 
Dee, 9. Removes from Richmond, 10. 
Goes to Whitehall, 13. Dines with 
Walsingham, 18. Calls on Dr. Dee, 
19. Goes from Richmond to Green- 
wich, 20. Dr. Dee kisses her hand, 
ib. Goes from Greenwich to Sion, 21. 
Makes Dr. Dee a present of forty 
angels, ib. Interview with Dr. Dee 
on his return to England, 32. Favor- 
ably disposed towards Dr. Dee, 35. 
At Richmond, 36. Her kindness to 
Dr. Dee, ib. Discourse with, and 
liberality to Dr. Dee, 37. Her con- 
tinued kindness to Dr. Dee, 39. 
Sends a commission to Dr. Dee's 
house at Mortlake, 42. Gives him a 
hundred marks, ib. Receives Dr. 
Dee's acknowledgements, 43. Inter- 
views with Dr. Dee and his family, 49. 
Receives a petition from Mrs. Dee, 
51. Appoints Dr. Dee warden of 
Manchester, 52. Receives Dr. Dee's 
Acknowledgements for being appoint- 
ed to the wardenship of Manchester 
through the Countess of Warwick, 53. 

Ellet (Oliver), 61. 

Elmeston (John), studies dialling under 
Dr. Dee, 6. 

Embden (Mr.), 32. 

Emery (William), 33, 44, 54, 59. His 
birth, 2. His dishonesty, 6. 



Essex (the Countess of), 53. 
Eton (Mr.), 15. 
Euclid, 29. 
Evans (John), 1. 

Faber (Martin), 17. 

Felde (Elizabeth), 50, 51, 53, 54. 

Fennar (William), birth, 1. 

Ferdinand (Mr.), 40. 

Fisher (Mr.), 33. 

Fitton (Sir Edward), 58. 

Fletcher (John), 60. 

Fletcher (Walter), 61. 

Fletewood (Sergeant), 44. 

Flower (Mr.), visits Dr. Dee, 5. 

Fosker (Mr.), visits Dr. Dee, 8. 

Fowler (William), 34. 

Frank (Anne), possessed by a spirit, 35. 
Anointed by Dr. Dee, ib. Attempts 
suicide, ib. Commits suicide, 36. 

Franken (Christian), recants his work 
against Christ, 23. His work against 
Christ exhibited by Dr. Dee before 
the Archbishop of Canterbury, 42. 

Franklin (Mrs.), 16. 

Fromonds (Elizabeth), visits Dr. Dee, 4. 

Fromonds (Jane), birth, 1. Marries 
Dr. Dee, 4. Goes to Richmond, 5. 

Fromonds (Mr.), visited by Dr. Dee, 4. 
Death, 6. 

Fromonds (Nicholas), 32, 33, 39, 40. 

Fuller (Mr.), 52. 

Gaele (Jane), 5, 8. Supernatural fire 
in her chamber, 7. 

Gardner (Robert), 16. Enters the ser- 
vice of Dr. Dee, 13. His philosoplii- 
cal secret, 15. 

Garland (Edward), visits Dr. Dee at 
Trebona, 22. 

Garland (Henry), 30. 

Garland (Francis), 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 
29, 31, 33, 35, 44, 48, 51. 

Garland (Robert), 26. 

Garret (Nurse), 12, 14, 15, 16. 

Gele, V. Gaele. 

Geoffry of Monmouth, 4. 

George (Sir Thomas), 42. 

Gerard (John), the celebrated herbalist, 
16, 50. 

Gerard (Mr.), 63. 

Gerard (Mr.), 55. 

GifFard (Dr.), 40. 

Gilbert (Adrian), 7, 33. Is reconciled 
to Dr. Dee, 6. Conference with Dr. 
Dee about the North West voyage, 18, 
19. Goes to Chelsea, 19. Goes to 
Brentford and Devonshire, 20. Trans- 
actions with Dr. Dee, 32. 

Gilbert (Sir Humphry), 4. Dr. Dee's 
dealing with him for his grant of dis- 
covery, 8. Grants Dr. Dee's request, 

Gilbert (Sir John), 8. 

Glotz (Hans of), 31. 

Glotz (John of), 31, 32. 

Godolphin (G.), 10. 

Golding (Arthur), 60. 

Goodyer (Thomas), 53, 55, 61. 

Goodwyn (Mary), 56. 

Goose (Winifred), 32, 43. Birth, 2. 
" Evilly tempted," 40. 

Gore (F.), 25. 

Grant (Mr.), 40. 

Gray (Mr.), his attack on professors of 
alchemy, 47. 

Grey (Lord), 18. 



Griffith (Thomas), 27, 37, 57. 
Gubbens (Mr.), 46. 
Gwyn (John), 57. 

Hackluyt (Mr.), 4, 34. 

Halifax, 56. 

Haller (John Leonard), 11. Visits Dr. 

Dee, 17 {bis). Goes to Scotland, 18. 
Halton (John), 21. 
Hammond (John), 28, 31. 
Hankinson (Thomas), 22. Comes to 

Mortlake, 34. 
Hanward (John), 32. 
Harding (Mr.), 49. 
Hardy (John), 61. 
Harmer (Mr.), 63. 
Harper (Mr.), 32. 
Harriot (Thomas), 41. 
Harrughby (Mr.), 61. 
Hart (Mr.), English Minister at Stade, 

visits Dr. Dee, 31. 
Harward (Thomas), 49. 
Hatton (Sir Christopher), 5. Audience 

with Dr. Dee, 4. Knighted, ib. 
Hatton (Randal), 14. 
Haut (Nicholas du), 22. 
Hawghton (Mr.) 55. 
Hawkins (Mr.), U, 45. 
Haylok (Mr.), 12. 
Haywood (Sir Rowland), 4. 
Hazelwood (Catharine), 52. 
Hazelwood (Marmion), 51, 52. 
Hazelwood (William), birth, 31. 
Hearne (Thomas), 19, 37. 
Hendor (Captain), makes acquaintance 

with Dr. Dee, 49. 
Henedge (Sir Thomas), 51. 
Henrick (Mr.), 12, 13. 

Herbert (John), 6, 17, 18, 36, 38, 45, 

46, 52, 53. 
Herbert (Mary), 14. 
Herbert (Mrs.), 14, 42. 
Herbert (William), 10, 13, 14, 64. His 
annotations on Dr. Dee's Monas 
Hieroglyphica, 3. 
Heriot (Mr.), 41, 48. 
Hertford (the Countess of), birth, 4. 

Her gift to Frances Dee, 57. 
Hesketh (Richard), 12. 
Hess (Dr. Andrew), 12. 
Hesse (the Landgrave of), 31, 
Hetherley (William), 53. 
Heton (Matthew), 57, 60. 
Heydon (Mr.), birth 1. 
Hickman (Ambrose), 39. 
Hickman (Bartholomew), 5, 13, 37, 38, 
39, 41, 44, 45,46, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 
55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64. His 
birth, 1. His papers destroyed by 
Dr. Dee, 63. 
Hickman (Jane), 38, 50. 
Hickman (Richard), 5. 
Hickman (William), 48. 
Hill (Auditor), 41. 
Hilton (Edmund), 24, 27, 29, 39,31, 

32, 34, 35, 54, 
Hilton (John), 3. 
Hilton (Robert), 6, 13, 21. 
Hinde (Mr.), 11. 
Hipwell (Mr.), 52. 
Hitchcock (Mr.), 5. 
Hodges (Owen), 64. 
Holcroft (Mr.), 64. 
Holden (Ralph), 55, 56, 60. 
Holland (Adam), 63, 64. 
Holland (Miles), 46, 47. 
Holland (Richard), 62. 



Hollinshed (Ralph), 62. 

Holtens (Mr.), 17. 

Homes (Mr.), 46. 

Hone (Dr.), 54. 

Hook (Thomas), 21. 

Hooper (Walter), 3. 

Hopwood (Edward), 57, 59. 

Hudson (Thomas), 11,34,38. Birth, 2. 

Conference about the North-West 

passage, 19. 
Hulme(Mr.), 58. 
Huyck (Dr.), 2. 
Hynde (Edward), 3, 14. 

Ingram (Mr.), 17. 
Ive (Mr.), 14. 

Jack (Thomas), 32, 33, 34. 

Jackesbite (Robin), 16. 

Jones (Morgan), 52. 

Jones (Thomas), 7, 36, 37, 56. 

Jones (Sir Thomas), 38. 

Jonson (Mr.), 51. 

Julius (Dr.), 60. 

Kay (Roger), 56, 59. 

Kelly (Edward), 32, 33, 48, 50, 51, 52, 
53. Birth, 1. His sister, ib. An 
apothecary in Worcester, ib. Goes 
to Blakley, 17. Goes to London, 20. 
Goes abroad, 21. Dr. Dee is sent to 
him, ib. Stops three weeks at Prague, 

' ib. Makes gold, 22. Goes to Prague 
and Trebona, ib. Quarrel and recon- 
ciliation with Dr. Dee, 23. Goes to 
Prague, 24. To Trebona, ib. Dis- 


pute with Dr. Dee, ib. Accident 
with his spirit-lamp, 25. Invites Dr. 
Dee to his house, ib. Goes to Crum- 
low,ib. Distils sericon, 26. Informs 
Dr. Dee of treacherous friends, ib. 
Reveals a great secret to Dr. Dee, 27. 
Falls ill with an ague, ib. Goes to 
Prague, 29. Returns thence, ib. Dr. 
Dee gives his glass to him, ib. Gives 
Dr. Dee's glass to Lord Rosenberg, 30. 
His bad conduct to Dr. Dee, 34. His 
work on alchemy, 35. Dreamt of by 
Dr. Dee, 44. Set at liberty by the 
emperor, 46, 47. His death, 54. 

Kelly (Lydia), 21, 28. Birth, 2. Goes 
abroad, 21. Gives birth to a still- 
born child, 26. Is written to by Dr. 
Dee in a friendly manner, 27. Goes 
to Punchartz, 29. Gives birth to 
twins still-born, 30. Goes to Eng- 
land, 31. 

Kelly (Thomas), 25, 32, 33, 34, 44, 50. 
Birth, 2. Marriage, 23. Goes to 
Prague, 24- 

Kemp (Randall), 41, 62. 

Kenion (George), 4&, 61. 

Kent (Countess of), 51. Visits Dr. 
Dee, 47. 

Key (Richard), 57. 

Khanradt (Dr. Kenrich), 31. 

Killegrew (Sir John), 17. 

King (Mr.), 12. 

Knaresborough (Bartholomew), 16. 

Knaresborough (Thomas), 45. 

Kooke (Roger), v. Cooke. 

Kyffin (Morrice), 10, 15, 48. 

Kylmer (George), makes acquaintance 
with Dr. Dee, 13. 

Kyrton (Elizabeth), 11,46. 



Laen (Van der), 47, 48. 

Laguey (Sir Richard), 33. 

Laiesley (Mr.), 42. 

Laigham (Bishop of), 42. His quarrel 

with Dr. Dee, 43. 
Larder (Mr.), 11. 
Laward (Mr.) 44, 51. 
Laward (Thomas), 51, 52. 
Lawrence (John), 48, 59, 61. 
Lee (Mr.), schoolmaster at Morttake, 
16, 33, 35. Makes acquaintance with 
Dr. Dee, 18. 
Lee (Mrs.), 46. 
Legg (Dorothy), 47. 
Legh (Charles), 55, 57, 62, 64. 
Legh (Richard), 64. 
Legh (Robert), 62. 
Legh (Sir Urien), 58. 
Leicester (The Earl of), 20. Visits Dr. 
Dee, 2. Sends Dr. Dee abroad, 5, 
Intercedes with the Queen for Dr. 
Dee, 21. 
Leon (Mr.), 56. 
Lewknor (Mary), birth, 1. 
Lewys (John), 5, 16, 17. 
Lewys (Dr.), 6. 
Lewys, the proctor, 36. 
LiUy(John), 32. 
Lincoln (Bishop of), 58. 
Littlechild (John), 14. 
Lloyd (Oliver), 21, 53. 
Lock (Benjamin), 8, 17. 
Lock (Mr.), 8, 54. 
Lock (Zachariah), 8. 
London (Bishop of), 9, 34. 
Lording (Mr.), 47. 
Losin (George), 31. 
Lurensey (Mr.), 42. 

Lydgatt (Nurse), 19, 21, 54. 
Lyne (Ellen), 3. Death, 5. 

Mains (Mr.), 30. 

Mallett (Walter), 50. 

Martyn (Richard), 47. 

Maspely (Nurse), 12. 

Mather (Dr.), Bishop of Bristol, 37. 

Mathias (Zacharias), 30. 

Maynard (Edward), 39- 

Maynard (Henry), birth, 28. Death, 43. 

Maynard (Robert), 37, 40, 43. 

Maynard (William), birth, 21. 

Memschit (James), 22. 

Meulen(D. V.), birth, 1. 

Middleton (Mr.), Bishop of St. David's, 

visits Dr. Dee, 18. 
Mills (Mr.), 20. 
Molyneux (Lady), 55. 

Molyneux (Sir ), 55. 

Monteagle (Lord), 16. 
Morgan (Mr.), 40. 
Morley (Lord), 16. 
Morryce (John), 57. 
Moscovy (Emperor of), 22. 
Mountjoy (Lord), 45. 
Mownson (Elizabeth), birth, 2. 
jNIownson (Thomas), 39. His sister, 2. 

Birth, ib. 
Multon (Daniel van der), visits Dr. 

Dee, 31. 
Murphyn (Vincent), slanders Dr. Dee, 
3 (bis). His law-suit against Dr. 
Dee, 9. Loses his cause, 10. Judg- 
ment given against him, ib. Re- 
leased, ib. 
Myniver (Dr.), 16. 

Nant (Lieutenant), 44. 



Nettlebronner (Conrad), 35. 

Nevell (Mary), 40, 53, 61. Birth, 1. 

Newbury (Mr.) 17. 

Newsam (Bartholomew) , lends money to 

Dr. Dee, 3. 
Newton (Mr.), 62. 
Nichols (Francis), 44, 47, 49, 57, 61, 

62, 63. Dispute between him and 

Dr. Dee, 48. 
Nichols (Mary), 62, 63. 
Nichols (William), 63. 
Nicholson (William), 55, 61. 
Nores (Mr.), 47. 
North (Mr.), comes from Poland, 19. 

Brings salutations to Dr. Dee and 

Queen Elizabeth, ib. 
Norton (John), 54. 
Nutthall (Francis), 56. 

Oliver (Thomas), makes acquaintance 

with Dr. Dee, 39. 
Osborn (Mr.), 17. 
Osmond (the Earl of), 17. 
Ottomeen (Mr.), makes acquaintance 

with Dr. Dee, 18. 
Owen, (Mr.), 14. 

Packington (Mr.), 11. 

Paget (Mr.), 55. 

Palmer (Matthew), 57, 58, 59, 60. 

Parpoynt, v. Perpoynt. 

Parry (Mrs. Blanche), 6. 

Partrich (Mr.), 52. 

Peckham (Sir George) 17. Conference 

with Dr. Dee, 16. 
Peiser (Dr. Michael), visits Dr. Dee, 47. 
Peregrinus (David), 26. 
Peregrinus (Peter), 26. 

Perkins (Mr.), 31. 

Perpoynt (Magdalen), 46, 49. 

Perpoynt (Mark), 44, 46. His house 
purchased by Dr. Dee, 45. 

Perrot (Sir John), executed, 40. 

Pezelia (Dr.),. 57. 

Phillips (Mr.), 16. 

Plan (Mrs.), 46. 

Plat (Mr.), 17. 

Pole (William), 16. 

Ponsoys, or Pontoys (John), 41, 46, 47, 
59, 61. Birth, 2. 

Powell (Mr.), the younger, makes ac- 
quaintance with Dr. Dee, 18. 

Powell (Anne), 52. 

Prise (Harry), 47. His dreams, 10. 

Prychard (Mr.), 36. 

Pucci (Francis), 23. His dealings with 
Edward Kelly, 26, 27. 

Radford (Mr.), 19. 

Randolph II., 29. 

Ratclyf(John), 59, 60, 63. 

Raleigh (Walter), afterwards knighted, 

20. Letter to Dr. Dee, 21. Dr. Dee 

dines with him, 54. 
Raynolds (Mr.), 4. 
Redhed (Mrs.), 46. 
Redishmer, 62. 
Reimer (Joachim), 30. 
Reinhold (Dr. Victor), 21,22, 27. 
Revel (Mary), 47. 
Richardson (Thomas), 44, 47, 48, 49, 

Ripley (The Canon), 26. 
Rogers (Daniel), 4. 

Rogers (William), commits suicide, 3. 
Rolls (Edward), 29. 



Rosenbergh (Lady), 29. 
Rosenbergh (Lord), 22, 23, 24, 29. 
Gives Dr. Dee's glass to the emperor, 


Rowland (Arthur), 56, 62. 

Rowland (Nurse), 20 {bis). 

Rowlaschy, 25. 

Rowley (Edward), 28, 29, 51. 

Russell (Lady), 48. Robbed of her 
jewels, 39. 

Russell (Lord) 20. 

Russell (Margaret), Countess of Cum- 
berland. Birth, 1. 

Ryve (Antony), 60. 

Sagiensis (Radolphus), a chemist, 30. 
Sankinson (Thomas), 58. 
Saunders (Mr.), 39. 

Saville (Henry), 56. Makes acquaint- 
ance with Dr. Dee, 18. Visits Dr. 
Dee, 55. 
Sawl (Barnabas), 14, 16. Troubled 
with a spirit, 13. Speaks ill of Dr. 
Dee, 15. 
Sawl (Edward), 14. 
Saxton (Christopher), 55. Surveys 

Manchester, 56. 
Schwiczenbagh (The Earl of), 30. 
Scotland (The Bishop of), 37. 
Selbury (Mr.), 2. 
Shallcross (James), 58, 60. 
Sharp (Thomas), 48, 50. 
Sherington (Mr.), 55. 
Sidney (Sir Philip), 20. Visits Dr. 

Dee, 2. 
Simkinson (Thomas), 30. 
Simon (Alexander), visits Dr. Dee, 3. 

Simons (Phillip), 16. 
Skullthorp (Mr.), 14. 
Skydmor (Lady), 51. 
Skydmor (Mary), 11. 
Skydmor (Mr.), 7. 
Smyth (Gawayne), 32, 35. 
Smyth (Hugh), 11. 
Smyth (John), 39. 
Smyth (Mr.), 61. 
Smith (Thomas), 40. 
Sombius, 42. 

Southwell (Thomas), 32. Visits Dr. 
Dee at Trebona, 28. Tries to recon- 
cile Dr. Dee and Kelly, ib. Possesses 
a lump of the philosopher's stone, 

Spenser (John), visits Dr. Dee, 33. 

Stafford (Mrs.), arrests Dr. Dee, 16. 

Stale (Mr.), 28. 

Standysh (Mr.), 58. 

Stanley (Sir William), 31. 

Statfeldt (John), 53. 

Statfeldt (Timothy), 53. 

Sted (Charles), 17, 54,61. 

Stephen (Robert), 57. 

Steward (Simeon), birth, 2. 

Stockden (John), 34, 45, 46, 49. 

Stockden (Mrs.), 36, 50. 

Stoner(Mr.), 8. 

Stoner (Mr), birth, 35. 

Strange (Andrew), 38. 

Stubble (Margery), 53. 

Stubble (Nurse), 54, 56. 

Stubley(John), 56. 

Sussex (The Earl of), his quarrel with 
the Earl of Leicester, 12. 

Suttley (Thomas), 10. 

Swallow (Samuel), birth 2. 

Swyft (Mr.), 28. 



Talbot (Mr.), 15, 16. 

Talsley (Robert), 58. 

Tattin (Rolous), 31. 

Tavistock (The Earl of), 16. 

Taylor (Antony Ryve), 50. 

Taylor (John), 59. 

Taylor (Mr.), 5. 

Taylor (Ralph), 59. 

Thaneth (Robert), 40,41, 44. 

Theneth, v. Thaneth. 

Thickpenny (Robert), 47. 

Thomas (Robert), 50. 

Thornton (Margery), 46, 47. 

Thurp (Mr.), 58. 

Thynne (Mr.), 61. 

Tomasin (Mrs.), the Queen's dwarf, 8. 

Tomson (Mr.), 45. 

Townson (Mr.), conference with Dr. 
Dee concerning the North -west pass- 
age, 19. 

Traherne (Morgan), 48, 53. 

Traves (James), 56. 

Treherne, v. Traherne. 

Turnifer (Mr.), 5. 

Twyne (Mrs.), 46. 


Tyndale (Mrs.), 37, 38. 

Walder (Mr.), 59. 

Walkedine (Richard), 42, 54, 68, 60, 

Walker (William), 46. 

Walkson (Richard), 60. 

Walls (Mrs.), 52. 

Walmesley (Mr. Sergeant), 14. 

Walsingham (Sir Francis), 6, 31, 32. 
Conference with Dr. Dee, 4. Sends 
Dr. Dee abroad, 5. Conference with 

Dr. Dee about the North-west pass- 
age, 18 {bis). Queen Elizabeth dines 
with him, 18. Calls on Dr. Dee, 19. 
His death, 33. 
Walsingham (Lady), 33. Calls on Dr. 

Dee, 19. 
Ward (Richard), 52. 
Warren (Mr.), 41, 52. 
Warwick (Countess of), 40, 42, 43, 49, 

Waters (Henry), 12. 
Webb (Robert), 38, 39, 41, 44, 46, 47, 

49, 50. 
Webbes (Adolphus), 40, 44, 48. Com- 
mitted to prison, 47. 
Webber (Thomas), 44. 
Welder (Robert), 45, 46. 
Welder (Mrs.), 38. 
Welsham (Robert), 57. 
Werall (Mr.), 59. 
Western (Richard), 54. 
White (Richard), 8, 49. 
Whitlock (Edward), 28. 
Wier (Mr.), 57. 
Wilks (Sir Thomas), 48. 
Willemots (Master), 52. 
WiUiams (Mr.), 8. 
Williamson (Thomas), 58, 62. 
Willoughby (Lord), 51. Birth, 1. 
Dines with Dr. Dee, 47. Makes him 
a present, ib. 
Withenstalls (Mr.), 62. 
Witischindi (D.), 32. 
Wodcote (Francis), 57. 
WoUy (Sir John), 49. 51. 
WoUy (Mr.), 42. 
Wood (Robert), 48, 53. 
Wortley (Mr.), 58, 63. 
Wye (Thomas), 49. 



Wykham (Mr.), 13. 
Wyse (Harry), 40. 

Xyd, 55. 

Yardely (Mr.), 59. 

Yong (Mr.), 17, 26, 29, 31, 32, 34. 
Conference with Dr. Dee about the 
North- West passage, 19. 

Zacharias, the Book of, 25. 
Zackinson (Mr.), visits Dr. Dee, 8. 





At a General Meeting of the Camden Society held at the Freemasons' 
Tavern, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, on Monday the 
2nd May, 1842, 

THOMAS AMYOT, Esq. F.R.S., Treas. S.A., Director, 


The Director having opened the business of the Meeting, 

The Secretary read the Report of the Council agreed upon at their 
meeting of the 28th April last, whereupon it was 

Resolved, That the said Report be received and printed, and that the 
Thanks of the Society be given to the Council for their services. 

The Thanks of the Society were also voted to the Editors of the 
Society's publications ; to the Right Honourable Thomas Grenville ; to 
the Master and Fellows of St. Peter's College, Cambridge; to J. I. Black- 
burn, Esq. M.P. ; to the Local Secretaries ; and to Messrs. Nichols, for 
the assistance towards attaining the objects of the Society mentioned in 
the Report as having been given by them. 

The Secretary then read the Report of the Auditors, agreed upon at 
their meeting of the 30th of April last, whereupon it was 

Resolved, That the said Report be received and approved, and that 
the Thanks of the Society be given to the Auditors for their trouble. 

Thanks were then voted to the Director, Treasurer, and Secretary for 
their services during the past year ; and 


The Meeting then proceeded to the election of Officers, when 
The Right Hon. Lord Francis Egerton, M.P. 
was elected President, and 

Thomas Amyot, Esq. F.R.S. Treas. S.A. 
The Right Hon. Lord Braybrooke. 
John Bruce, Esq. F.S.A. 
John Payne Collier, Esq. F.S.A. 

Charles Purton Cooper, Esq. Q.C. D.C.L. F.R.S. F.S.A. 
T. Crofton Croker, Esq. F.S.A. M.R.LA. 
Sir Henry Ellis, K.H. F.R.S. Sec. S.A. 
James Orchard Halliw^ell, Esq. F.R.S., F.S.A. 
The Rev. Joseph Hunter, F.S.A. 
Sir Frederic Madden, K.H., F.R.S., F.S.A. 
John Herman Merivale, Esq. F.S.A. 
The Rev. Lancelot Sharpe, M.A., F.S.A. 
Thomas Stapleton, Esq. F.S.A. 
William John Thoms, Esq. F.S.A. and 
Thomas Wright, Esq. M.A., F.S.A. 
were elected as the Council, and 

John Yonge Akerman, Esq. F.S.A. 

Charles Frederick Barnwell, Esq. F.R.S., F.S.A., and 
Peter Cunningham, Esq. 
were elected Auditors of the Society for the ensuing year. 

Thanks were then voted to the Director, for his able conduct in the 


At a Meeting of the Council of the Camden Society held at No. 25, 
Parliament Street, Westminster, on Thursday the 5 th May, 1842, 

Thomas Amyot, Esq. in the Chair; 
The Council having proceeded to the Election of Officers, — 

Thomas Amyot, Esq. was elected Director; John Bruce, Esq. 
Treasurer ; and William J. Thoms, Esq. Secretary, for the Year next 


DATED 1st MAY, 1842. 

The Council elected on the 3rd May 1841 are pleased to be able to 
report that the affairs of the Society continue in a condition of unabated 

The number of 1200 Members, to which the Society is limited, has 
been maintained ; and there continues to be a large number of Candidates 
for admission upon vacancies. 

The investment standing in the names of the Trustees for the Society 
has been increased, since the last General Meeting, from the sum of 
£408 05. 4d., Three per Cent, consols, to £574 135. 8d. This increase 
has arisen from the investment of sums received for Compositions ; and 
the Council recommend that whatever sum may now be in hand on that 
account, should be added to the investment. 

The Council have added the following gentlemen to the list of Local 
Secretaries : — 

The Rev. Joseph Bosworth, LL.D. for Nottingham. 

Richard Rees, Esq. F.S.A. for Cardiff, in the place of Captain 

W. H. Smyth, retired. 
James Heywood Markland, Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A. for Bath, in the 
place of Rev. WilHam L. Nichols, who has removed. 
The Publications for the past year have been — 

The Second Book of the Travels of Nicander Nucius, a Corey raean Gentleman 
who came to England in the suite of an Ambassador from the Netherlands, sent by 
the Emperor Charles V. to the Court of Henry VIII. : translated from the Original 
Greek MS. formerly belonging to Archbishop Laud, and now preserved in the 
Bodleian Library. Edited by the Rev. John Antony Cramer, D.D. Principal of 
New Inn Hall, and Public Orator, Oxford. 

The Latin Poetry of Walter Mapes, Archdeacon of Oxford at the beginning of 
the thirteenth century. Edited by Thomas Wright, Esq. M.A., F.S.A. and 

Three inedited Early English Metrical Romances. Edited, from a MS. in the 
possession of J. I. Blackburn, Esq. M.P., by John Robson, Esq, 



The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee, from the MS. in the Ashmolean Library, 
together with a Catalogue of MSS. in his Library. Edited by James Orchard 
Halliwell, Esq. F.R.S., F.S.A. 

is completed at the press, and will be ready for delivery to the Members 
by the end of the present month. The Council have followed the pre- 
cedent of former years, in directing that there should be appended to the 
last-mentioned volume a list of the Members of the Society for the past 
year ; and, if the General Meeting think proper, this Report and that of 
the Auditors may also be added. 

The Council have much satisfaction in being able to state that the 
" Apology for the Lollards,^' a work attributed to WickliiFe, which has 
been so long delayed by reason of the many engagements of the Editor, 
the Rev. Jas. Henthorn Todd, D.D. is now on the eve of completion ; and 
will certainly be ready for delivery in the ensuing year. 

Considerable progress has also been made with the " Promptorium,^' 
a Latin and English Dictionary of words in use during the fifteenth cen- 
tury, editing by Albert Way, Esq. F.S.A. a work which the Council be- 
lieve will be one of great merit and utility ; and a portion of it will be one 
of the publications of the ensuing year. 

Besides the Apology for the Lollards and the Promptuary, the follow- 
ing works have been ordered to be put to press at the convenience of 
their Editors and the Society, and will be published as soon as they are 

A Collection of Original Letters and Papers of Literary Men of England during 
the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I., including some Unpublished Papers of Camden. 
To be edited by Sir Henry Ellis, K.H., F.R.S., F.S.A. 

Latin Romance Narratives and Legends of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth 
Centuries, relating to King Arthur and other Heroes of the Welsh and Breton cycle 
of Fiction. To be edited by Sir Frederic Madden, K.H., F.R.S., F.S.A. 

Letters and State Papers relating to the Proceedings of the Earl of Leicester in 
the Low Countries, in the years 1585 and 1586, derived from a MS. placed at the 


disposal of the Society by Frederick Ouvry, Esq. and other sources. To be edited 
by John Bruce, Esq. F.S.A. 

The Private Diary of Thomas Cartwright, Bishop of Chester, temp. James II. 

The Romance of Jean and Blonde of Oxford, by Philippe de Reims, an Anglo- 
Norman Poet, of the latter end of the twelfth Century. To be edited from a Unique 
MS. in the Royal Library at Paris, by M. Le Roux de Lincy, editor of the Ro- 
man de Brut. 

The Council have added the following works to the list of Suggested 
Publications — 

A Collection of Original Letters relating to the Dissolution of the Monasteries 
and some other points connected with the Refonnation. To be edited by Thomas 
Wright, Esq. M.A., F.S.A. 

Specimens of the Anglo-Latin Poets from the seventh to the thirteenth century, 
selected from inedited MSS. and arranged chronologically, with notices of the 
Writers and popular Notes. To be edited by Thomas Wright, Esq. M.A., F.S.A. 

Contemporary Diary of a resident in London, extending from the Year 1550 to 
1563, now the Cottonian MS. Vitellius F. v. To be edited by John Gough 
Nichols, Esq. F.S.A. 

The Council have to direct the attention of the Society to the obliga- 
tions conferred upon it by J. I. Blackburne^ Esq. M.P. by giving the So- 
ciety the use of the MS. of the Three Romances^ edited by Mr. Robson. 

Also by the Right Hon. Thomas Grenville^ in placing in Air. Way's 
hands, upon the application of the Director^ his valuable early printed 
editions of the '^ Promptorium/^ which Mr. Way wished to use for his 
edition of that work ; and by the Master and Fellows of Saint Peter^s Col- 
lege, Cambridge, for the readiness with which^ upon a similar application, 
they lent the Council, for the use of Mr. Way, a valuable MS., entitled 
Campus Florum. 

The same exertions, in behalf of the Society, which former Councils 
have acknowledged, have been continued to be made by the Local Secretaries, 
and other friends of the Society resident in the country ; and the Council 
trust that such exertions will not be relaxed. To diffuse a knowledge of 


the existence and objects of the Society tends, not merely to promote its 
welfare, but also to carry out the purpose for which it was established, by 
directing the attention of the possessors of MSS. to those collections in 
which there yet exist, unpublished, inestimable papers which this Society 
would be ready and willing to make available. 

Messrs. Nichols have continued to the Council the same attentions, 
and have rendered them the same valuable and gratuitous assistance in 
the general management of the affairs of the Society, which they have 
given from its Institution. Nothing can be more honourable to Messrs. 
Nichols, or more advantageous to the Society; and the Council are 
assured, that it is only necessary for them to state the fact to the Mem- 
bers, in order to its being duly appreciated. 

The Council have to regret the loss, by death, during the last year, of 
the Rt. Hon. Thos. P. Courtenay, who, in addition to valuable services as 
a Member of the Council, was one of the Trustees of the Society, and gave 
much attention to its affairs. The Council have filled up the vacancy in 
the Trusteeship by electing to that office Charles Purton Cooper, 
Esq. LL.D., Q.C, F.R.S., F.S.A. 

The Council have also to regret the death of Henry Bower, Esq. 
F.S.A. the very zealous and efficient Local Secretary of the Society at Don- 
caster ; and also of the following other Members : 

Thomas Barnes, Esq. 

George Frederick Beltz, Esq. F.S.A. Lancaster Herald. 

Henry Eyton, Esq. 

The Rev. Thomas Dudley Fosbrokb, F.S.A. 

F. T. Grayling, Esq. 

Lieut.-Col. John Harvey. 

John Holmes, Esq. F.S.A. East Retford. 

Theodore Edward Hook, Esq. F.S.A. 

Henry Mitchison, Esq. 

John Moore, Esq. F.S.A. 

The Right Hon. the Earl of Munster, F.R.S., Pr. As. S. 


The Rev. George Frederick Nott, D.D., F.SA. 

Edward Skegg, Esq. F.R.G.S. 

John Sydney Taylor, Esq. 

Lieut.-Gen. William Thornton. 

Henry Woodthorpe, Esq. F.S.A. 
The Council report that the Treasurer, having found that other en- 
gagements prevented his any longer devoting to the accounts and finan- 
cial correspondence of the Society the time and attention which, after an 
experience of three years, he found to be absolutely necessary to be given 
to them, submitted to the Council the propriety of their accepting his 
resignation, or of making some other arrangement with respect to the 
accounts. The Council, regarding the subject as one vitally affecting the 
welfare of the Society, proceeded immediately to take it into their consi- 
deration, and are happy to be able to report that they have effected 
an arrangement by which the accounts are now kept, and the financial 
correspondence is attended to, by the Secretary, the Treasurer still con- 
tinuing responsible to the Society. This arrangement will put the Society 
to a small annual expense, which can very well be afforded, and which the 
Council are persuaded the Members will think well bestowed, if it has the 
effect of preserving accuracy in the accounts. The recent arrangements in 
the Post Office render it easy for country Members to transmit their sub- 
scriptions by Post Office orders, which course the Council recommend to 
be adopted, making the Post Ofiice orders payable to the Treasurer. 

After the lapse of four years of continuing prosperity the Council hope 
that the Camden Society may be regarded as having taken a permanent 
station amongst established publishing associations. Many societies have 
been founded upon similar principles, and one considerably out-numbers 
this Society in Members : but there is no one which can produce better 
evidences of stability and prosperity, or which has greater reason to be 
satisfied with the estimation in which its works are regarded by the 
public. Amongst the Candidates for admission recently entered there are 
many Public Libraries and other bodies, whose desire to participate in 


the advantages of Membership indicates the reputation of the Society, both 
in this and other countries ; and the prices maintained by our books when 
copies get abroad into the market, afford encouraging proof of the demand 
for them on the part of collectors and literary men. In four years the 
Society has issued eighteen volumes, all of them works excluded from the 
ordinary mode of publication, and yet worthy of being published, of 
eminent use to historical inquirers, and likely to retain a place in the 
permanent literature of the country. 

The forthcoming works are fully calculated to maintain, if not to increase, 
the reputation of the Society, and the Council see no reason to doubt but 
that the Society may long usefully and prosperously retain its station, 
and the number of its Members. 


Dated 30th April, 1842. 

We, the Auditors appointed to audit the Accounts of the Camden 
Society, report to the Society, that the Treasurer has exhibited to us his 
accounts, from the 27th day of April, 1841, to the 30th day of April, 1842, 
and that we have examined the same, together with the vouchers relating 
thereto, and find the same to be correct and satisfactory. 

And we further report that the following is a correct Abstract of the 
Receipts and Expenditure of the Society during the period to which we 
have referred. 


from the 27th April, 1841, to the 30th April, 1842. 

Balance of last year's 

account 393 

1841, ^ 
April 27th, (Received on account 
to 1842, f of Subscriptions of 
April30th. J members in arrear... 
The like on account 
of Subscriptions due 
1st May, 1841 
Two half-year's di\'i- 
dends on £574. 13s. 
Sd, 3 per cent, con- 
sols, standing in the 
names of the Trus- 
tees for the Society 
Compositions received 
from six members . 

12 2 


. 956 

17 4 8 


Total receipts for the year jf 1,494 16 10 

£. s. d. 

3 per cent, consols, invested for 
the benefit of the Society 150 

Paid for printing and paper of 1 ,250 

copies of " The Irish Narratives" 96 12 6 

The like of " Walter Mapes " 277 15 

The likeof "Nicander Nucius".. 98 11 9 

The like of " Metrical Romances" 109 12 

Paid for binding copies of the past 

year's books, not before charged 3 6 

The like for binding 1,200 copies of 

" The Irish Narratives " 48 

The like for binding 1 ,200 copies of 
each of the three books published 
for this year 153 12 

Paid for delivery and transmis- 
sion of 1 ,200 copies of the ' ' Irish 
Narratives," and of each of the 
three works for the present year 
— at 2<Z. per book, with paper for 
wrappers, expense of parcels, &c. 36 16 6 

Paid for lithographic fac-simile, and 

printing paper for the same .... 5 4 

Paid for transcripts and other ex- 
penses of a like kind, connected 
with works published and in pro- 
gress 40 10 10 

Paid for printing Reports, Lists of 
Members, Prospectuses, Circulars 
and other miscellaneous printing 32 5 

Paid expenses of last general meet- 
ing. .. 2 13 

One quarter of a year's payment 
for keeping the Accounts and 
General Correspondence of the 

Society 13 2 6 

Paid for stationery, postage, and 

various petty cash expenses. .. . 15 3 9 
Cash balance, viz. Sums 
remaining in hand for 
Compositions £ ZO 

— From Subscriptions 

and other receipts. . 381 12 

411 12 

jei,494 16 10 


The Treasurer has also reported to us that the Secretary and himself 
have made arrangements by which they hope, during the ensuing year, 
almost, if not altogether, to get rid of all arrear of outstanding subscrip- 
tions. We trust that the Members will assist them in this very desirable 
object ; and especially that Members resident in the country will transmit 
their subscriptions at once to the Treasurer by Post Office orders. The 
adoption of this course has been suggested by several of the Local Secre- 
taries ; and it is obvious that it will greatly lessen the troublesome and 
not very agreeable duties, which are thrown upon those officers by the pre- 
sent practice, will lessen the number of mistakes, and will greatly promote 
the prosperity of the Society. 

Dated the 30th April, 1 842. 

(Signed) Lancelot Sharpe. 




I. That the Society shall be entitled " The Camden Society, for the 
Publication of Early Historical and Literary Remains." 

IL That the objects of the Society shall be. First, the publication of 
inedited Manuscripts ; Second, the reprinting of Works of sufficient rarity 
and importance to make Reprints desirable ; and Third, the jDublication of 
Translations of Historical Works not previously rendered into English. 

in. That the Society shall consist of One Thousand Two Hundred 
Members, being Subscribers of One Pound annually ; such Subscription 
to be paid in advance, on or before the first day of May in every year. 

IV. That the management of the affairs of the Society shall be vested in 
a President and a Council consisting of fifteen Members, which President 
and Council shall be elected annually by the Society at large, at a General 
Meeting to be held on the 2nd day of May, being the Anniversary of Cam- 


den's birth ; or on the Monday following, when the 2nd of May shall 
happen to fall upon a Sunday. 

V. That the President and Council shall, from amongst their own body, 
elect a Director, who shall act as Chairman of the Council, in the absence 
of the President, and also a Treasurer, and a Secretary. 

VI. That the Accompts of the Receipts and Expenditure of the Society 
shall be audited annually by three Auditors, to be elected at the General 
Meetings, and that the Report of the Auditors, with an Abstract of the 
Accompts, shall be pubhshed. 

VII. That the names of Members proposed to be elected as President, 
Council, and Auditors, shall be transmitted by the proposers to the Secre- 
tary, one fortnight before the General Meeting, and that notice of the 
persons so proposed shall be forwarded by the Secretary one week before 
the General Meeting, to all the Members residing within the limits of the 
Twopenny Post, and to all other Members who shall, in writing, request 
to receive the same. 

VIII. That no Member shall be entitled to vote at any General 
Meeting whose Subscription is in arrear. 

IX. That in every year one-fifth in number of the Council of the year 
precednig shall be ineligible for re-election ; and that in case any Member 
of the Council shall not attend more than one-third of the number of 
Meetings of the Council, such Member shall be considered to be one of 
the retiring Members. 

X. That in the absence of the President and Director, the Council at 
their Meetings shall elect a Chairman, who shall have a casting vote in 
case of equality of numbers, and shall also retain his right to vote upon 
all questions submitted to the Council. 

*XI. That the Funds of the Society shall be disbursed in payment of 
necessary expenses incident to the production of the Works of the Society, 
and that all other expenses shall be avoided as much as possible. 

XII. That, after the Members of the Society shall have reached One 


Thousand Two Hundred, vacancies in that number shall be filled up by 
the Council, from time to time as they occur. 

XIII. That every Member not in arrear of his Annual Subscription, 
shall be entitled to One Copy of every Work published by the Society 
during that year. 

XIV. That the Members shall be invited to contribute or recommend 
Works for publication. 

XV. That Editors of Works printed by the Society shall be entitled to 
Twenty Copies of the Works they edit. 

XVI. That the Council shall determine what number of copies of each 
Work shall be printed, and that the copies over and above those required 
by the Members shall be sold in such manner, and at such prices, as shall 
be fixed by the Council, the proceeds being carried to the account of the 

XVII. That the Publications of the Society shall all form separate and 
distinct Works, without any other connexion than that which must neces- 
sarily exist between the volumes of such Works as consist of several 

XVIII. That any Member of the Society may at any time compound 
for his future Annual Subscriptions, by payment of £10 over and above 
his Subscription for the current year, 

XIX. That every Member of the Society who shall intimate to the 
Council his desire to withdraw from the same, or who shall not pay his 
Subscription for the current year within three Months after his Election, 
or after such Subscription shall have become due, shall thereupon cease to 
be a Member of the Society. 

XX. That the Council may appoint Local Secretaries in such places, 
and with such authorities as to them shall seem expedient ; every Local 
Secretary being a Member of the Society. 

XXI. That no alteration shall be made in these Laws, except at a 
General Meeting, nor then, unless One Month's notice of any alteration 
intended to be proposed at such Meeting shall have been given in writing 
to the Secretary. 




Those Members to whose names (c.) is prefixed have compounded for their Annual Subscriptions. 
The Members whose names are printed in Capitals ivere on the Council of the year. 







Arthur Abbot, Esq. Exeter. 

Abraham Abell, Esq. Cork. 

Joseph Ablett, Esq. Llanbedr Hall, 

Right Hon. Lord Viscount Acheson, 

(c.) Sir Robert Shafto Adair. 

John Adams, jun. Esq. 
Christ Church, Oxford. 

M. A. 

John Adamson, Esq. Secretary of 
the Society of Antiquaries of New- 
castle. Local Secretary at New- 

Rev. James Adcock, M.A. Lincoln. 

John Adolphus, Esq. F.S.A. 

Professor Dr. Adrian, Librarian of 
the University of Giessen (Hesse 
Darmstadt) . 

John Yonge Akerman, Esq. F.S.A. 
Sec. Num. Soc. 

(c.) Edward Nelson Alexander, Esq. 
F.S.A. Local Secretary at Hali- 

Robert Alexander, Esq. Q.C., F.R.S. 

Robert Henry Allan, Esq. F.S.A. 

Treasurer of the Surtees Society. 

Local Secretary at Durham. 

George Edward Allen, Esq. Bath. 

John Allen, Esq. 

Mr. William Allen. 

Richard Almack, Esq. F.S.A. Long 
Melford, Suffolk. 

The Vicomte Louis d'Armaille, Paris, 

Thomas Frederick Hill Alms, Esq. 

George Henry Ames, Esq. Cote 
House, near Bristol. 

Samuel Amory, Esq. 

Thomas Amyot, Esq. F.R.S. 
Treas. S.A. Director. 

A. P. Anderson, M.D. 

Alexander Annand, Esq. F.S.A. Sut- 
ton, Surrey. 

Thomas Chisholme Anstey, Esq. 



Samuel Appleby, Esq. Gray^s Inn. 

George Appleyard, Esq. 

llev. Thomas Arnold, D.D. Head 
Master of Rugby School. 

M. le Chevalier Artaud, Membre de 
I'Institut de France. 

Robert John Ashton, Esq. F.L.S. 

The Athenaeum Club. 

George James Aungier, Esq. 

Benjamm Austen, Esq. 

William Ayrton, Esq. F.R.S., F.S.A. 

W. Scrope Ayrton, Esq. F.S.A. 

James Bacon, Esq. Barrister-at-Law. 
Thomas Bacon, Esq. Redlands, 

Edward Badeley,Esq. F.S.A.Temple. 
The Right Hon. Lord Bagot, LL.D., 

James Evan Baillie, Esq. 
George Baker, Esq. Local Secretary 

at Northampton. 
Rev. Bulkeley Bandinel, D.D. Bod- 
leian Librarian, Oxford. 
George Banks, Esq. St. Catharine^s, 

near Doncaster. 
Rev. Richard H. Barham, B.A. 
Benjamin Barnard, Esq. 
John Barnard, Esq. 
Alfred Brooke Barnes, Esq. 
Keith Barnes, Esq. 
Ralph Barnes, Esq. Exeter. 
Charles Frederick Barnwell, Esq. 

M.A. F.R.S., F.S.A. 
Rev. John Bartholomew, Morchant. 
John Baron, Esq. M.D. F.R.S. 
Mr. J. Bartlett, Blandford. 
Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of Bath 

and Wells, F.R.S. and F.S.A. 
R. R. Bayley, Esq. 

Thomas Baylis, Esq, F.S.A. Prior's 

Bank, Fulham. 
Rev. Thomas Vere Bayne, B.C.L. 

Edward Blake Beal, Esq. 
Henry Ridley Beal, Esq. 
Mr. Henry Mitchison Bealby. 
John Beardmore, Esq. 
Rev. Daniel Augustus Beaufort, A.M. 

His Grace the Duke of Bedford. 

Rev. Henry Bedford, Dunton Bas- 

The Bedford Permanent Library. 

Alfred Beesley, Esq. Banbury. 

James Bell, Esq. 

Robert Bell, Esq. Advocate, Procu- 
rator for the Church of" Scotland. 

Thomas Bell, Esq. F.R.S. Professor 
of Zoology, King^s College, Lond. 

Charles Bellamy, Esq. D.C.L. Fel- 
low of St. John's College, Oxford. 

Samuel Beltz, Esq. 

Mr. James Bennett, Tewkesbury. 

Henry Bentley, Esq. 

John Bentley, Esq. Birch House, 
near Bolton, Lancashire. 

Michael Bentley, Esq. 

Richard Bentley, Esq. 

P. S. Benwell, Esq. Henley. 

J. B. Bergne, Esq. 

Samuel Berridge, Esq. Leicester. 

(cO The Rev. John Besly, D.C.L. 
Vicar of Benton,Northumberland. 

J. Richard Best, Esq. Botley Grange, 

Sir William Betham, Ulster King at 
Arms, F.S.A. M. R. I. A., Local 

Secretary at Dublin. 

Richard Bethell, Esq. M.P. Rise, 
near Beverley. 



M. le Comte Arthur Beugnot, Mem- 
bre de Flnstitut de France. 

John Bevan, Esq. Cowbridge. 
La BibUotheque du Roi^ Paris. 
Robert Bickersteth, Esq. Liverpool. 
John Bidwell, Esq. F.S.A. 
Leonard Shelford Bidwell, Esq. 

F.S.A. Thetford. 
Rev. George Augustus Biedermann, 

Rector of Dauntsey, Wilts. 
Rev. Edward T. Bigge^ M.A. Fellow 

of Merton Coll. Oxford. 
Arthur Biggs^ Esq. Bristol. 
Edw. Charles Bird^ Esq. Southwold. 
Thomas Birkbeck^ Esq. 
The Birmingham Public Library. 
John Blacky Esq. 
WiUiam Black, Esq. 
Alexander Blair, Esq. LL.D. Bristol. 
Dr. Malachi Blake, Taunton. 
Rev.W. Blakesley, M.A. Trin. Coll. 

Michael Bland, Esq. F.R.S., F.S.A. 
Rev. George Bland, M.A. 
Francis Lawrence Bland, Esq. 
William Bland, Esq. Place House, 

Charles Bland y, Esq. Reading. 

(c.) John Jackson Blandy, Esq. 

William Blandy, Esq. Reading. 

Octavian Blewitt, Esq. Secretary 
to the Literary Fund Society. 

(p.) Rev. Philip Bhss, D.C.L., F.S.A. 

Registrar of the Univ. of Oxford. 
Local Secretary at Oxford. 

BindonBlood, Esq. F.R.S.E., F.S.A. 
Scot., M.R.I.A. Edinburgh. 

Edward Blore, Esq. D.C.L., F.S.A. 
B. Blundell, Esq. Temple. 

Rev. Wm. Blunt, B.A. Under Master 

of Merchant-Taylors^ School. 
Miss Bockett, Southcote Lodge, 

Henry G. Bohn, Esq. 
Rev. J. A. Bolster, M.A., M.R.I.A. 

Local Secretary at Cork, 
Edward A. Bond, Esq. 
Mr. William Boone. 
Mr. Lionel Booth. 
Rt. Hon. Sir John Bernard Bosan- 

quet, one of the Judges of the 

Common Pleas, M.A. 
Rev. Joseph Bosworth, LL.D., 

F.R.S., F.S.A. Local Secretary 

at Nottingham. 
Wilham Fuller Boteler, Esq. M.A., 


(c.) Beriah Botfield, Esq. M.P., 
F.R.S., F.S.A. Norton Hall, Nor- 

Rev. Thomas Bowdler, Sydenham. 

Henry Bower, Esq. F.S.A. Local 
Secretary at Doncaster. [Died 
Feb. 25, 1842.] 

Rev. Thomas Frere Bowerbank, 
M.A. Vicar of Chiswick. 

Mark Boyd, Esq. 

David Bradberry, Esq. 

Robert Greene Bradley, Esq. Ben- 
cher of Gray's Inn. 

Joseph Hoare Bradshaw, Esq. 

George Weare Braikenridge, Esq. 
F.S.A. Brislington House, Som. 

Edw. Henry Bramah, Esq. Reading. 

Jonathan Brammall, Esq. Sheffield. 

Rev. Thomas Brancker, M.A. Fel- 
low of Wadham Coll. Oxford. 

Right Hon. Lord Braybrooke, 
F.S.A. Pres. Percy Society. 

Edward Wedlake Bravley, Esq. 



Henry Brice, Esq. Bristol. 

Rev. Thomas Edward Bridges, D.D« 

President of Corpus Christi Coll. 

Benjamin Heywood Bright, Esq. 

Ham Green, near Bristol. 
John Bright, Esq. M.D. 
John Ruggles Brise, Esq. Spains- 

hall, Finchingfield, Essex. 
John Britton, Esq. F.S.A. 
James Broadwood, Esq. 
Thomas Broadwood, Esq. 
William Brockedon, Esq. F.R.S. 
John Trotter Brockett, Esq. F.S.A. 

WiUiam Bromet, M.D., F.S.A. Sur- 
geon 1st Life Guards. 
(c.) Right Hon. Lord Brooke, St. 

John^s College, Oxford. 

Francis Capper Brooke, Esq. UfFord 
Place, Suffolk. 

Charles Bros, Esq. 

The Right Hon. Lord Brougham 
and Vaux, F.R.S. Pres. of Univ. 
College, London, and Member of 
the National Institute of France. 

Rev. John Brown, M.A. Vice-Mas- 
ter of Trinity College, Camb. 

Samuel Cowper Brown, Esq. F.S.A. 
Shillingford Cross, Devon. 

W. H. Brown, Esq. 

Rev. G. A. Browne, M.A. Fellow of 
Trin. Coll. Camb. 

Rt.Hon.SirJas. Lewis Knight Bruce, 
Vice Chancellor, F.R.S., F.S.A. 

John Bruce, Esq. F.S.A. 

Thomas Bruce, Esq. Shenfield. 

Mr. Leonard Bruton, Bristol. 

Rev. Guy Bryan, M.A., F.S.A. Rec- 
tor of Woodham Walter, Essex. 
Local Secretary at Maldon. 

Mr. John Bryant. 

Rev. George Buckeridge, M.A. Fel- 
low of Worcester Coll. Oxford. 
George Buckton, Esq. Oakfield. 
Lieut.- Gen. Sir Henry Bunbury, 

K.C.B., F.S.A. 
John Burder, Esq. F.S.A. 
William Burge, Esq. Q.C. M.A., 

John William Burgon, Esq. Auditor, 
James Burn, Esq. W.S. Edinburgh. 
Ven. Charles Parr Burney, D.D., 
F.R.S., F.S.A. Archdeacon of St. 
John Burrell, Esq. Durham. 
Robert Burrell, Esq. Durham. 
Edmund Burrow, Esq. 
Decimus Burton, Esq. FJl.S., 

John Hill Burton, Esq. Advocate, 

Septimus Burton, Esq. 
Rev. Thomas Byrth, M.A., F.S.A., 

Rector of Wallasey, Cheshire. 
Benjamin Bond Cabbell,Esq. F.R.S., 

Frederick Caldwell, Esq. 
Rev. Henry Calthrop, B.D. Fellow of 

Corpus Christi Coll. Camb. 
Rt. Hon. Lord Campbell. 
John Campbell, Esq. 
Rt. Hon. the Earl of Camperdown. 
Edward Capps, Esq. 
Rev. Henry Card, D.D. F.S.A. 

Great Malvern. 
J. S. Cardale, Esq. Leicester. 
The Cardiff Institution. 
(c.) The Rev. EdwardCardwell, D.D. 
Camden's Professor of Ancient 
History, Oxford. 
(c.) Peter Stafford Carey, Esq. M.A. 
Rt. Hon. the Earl of Carlisle, F.R.S. 
Edward John Carlos, Esq. 



A. N. Carmichael^ Esq. Principal 
Classical Master at the Edinburgh 

Rev. John Carr, M.A. Fellow of 
Balliol Coll. Oxford. 

William Thomas Carr, Esq. 

John Carter, Esq. Coventry. 

George Alfred Carthew, Esq. East 
Dereham, Norfolk. 

(c.) Cornelius Cartwright, Esq. Dud- 

Rev. W. Cams, M.A. Fellow of 
Trin. Coll. Camb. 

The Rt. Hon. Earl Cawdor, F.R.S. 

Mr. James Chaffin, Islington. 

Thomas Chapman, Esq. F.S.A. 

WilUam Chapman, Esq. Richmond, 

William Chappell, Esq. F.S.A. Trea- 
surer of the Percy and the 
Musical Antiq. Societies. 

Mr. Emerson Charnley, Newcastle. 

Sir William Chatterton, Bart. 

J. M. G. Cheek, Esq. Evesham. 

Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of Chi- 

(c.) John Walbanke Childers, Esq. 

Francis Cholmeley, Esq. F.S.A. 

Rev. Henry Christmas, M.A. F.R.S. 

Henry Christy, Esq. 

William Church, Esq. Streatley, 

Rev. Thomas Townson Churton, 
M.A. Brazenose College, Oxford. 

Rev. Francis Foreman Clark, B.A. 

Townfield House, near Newcastle, 

George Thomas Clark, Esq. 
WilUam Clark, M.D. Professor of 

Anatomy, Cambridge. 

Charles Clark, Esq. 

John Clarke, Esq. Southwark. 

John Clarke, jun. Esq. Peatling Hall, 

Thomas Clarke, Esq. Knedlington, 

Thomas Clarke, Esq. F.S.A. 

Rev. Piers C. Claughton, M.A. Fel- 
low of Univ. Coll. Oxford. 

Rev. Patrick Clason, D.D. Edinb. 

Jacob Clements, Esq. 

(c.) Rev. A. B. Clough, B.D., F.S.A. 
Jesus Coll. Oxford. 

Charles Thornton Coathupe, Esq. 
Wraxhall, near Bristol. 

James Cobb, Esq. Yarmouth. 

J. Ingram Cobbin, Esq. 

Sir William S. R. Cockburn, Bart. 
M.A., Bath. 

William Colbourne, Esq. Chippen- 

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